Wednesday, May 1, 2013

One of my favorite journalists: Anais Nin

Anais Nin is a author from 90+ years ago and I think she is simply fabulous. Here is some of her stuff I have been reading lately. Isn't she bold and wonderful?

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ― Anais Nin

“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ― Anais Nin

“From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.” ― Anais Nin

“I hate men who are afraid of women's strength.” ― Anais Nin, Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin

And then there is my favorite of all...

"Something changes the moment you decide
you've found a person you are ready to reveal parts of your soul to.
Something stands out and makes the moment unique.
A profound multidimensional clarity resembling
a piece of carefully gathered stardust;
As if you are whispering "finally" and
your eyes fill with light and spontaneity.
As if you do not care whether your heart will
melt or crumble in the process because
of your brief courage undoes your tremendous fear of disbelief.
You live for these moments;
For you are, maybe for one second or more,
sweetly forced to surrender yourself to unconditional intimacy.
A moment of psychological reward smashing
all self-imposed disciplines founded on terror.
This is all you need." Anais Nin

Good Reading,