"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

words to ponder

"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale." -- Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)

"Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds." -- Hugh Elliott

"This thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." -- Mary Pickford (1893 - 1979)

"Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination." -- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)


What is Maturity?
from Courage to Change: One Day At a Time in Al-Anon, page 63

Knowing myself.

Asking for help when I need it and acting on my own when I don't.

Admitting when I'm wrong and making amends.

Accepting love from others, even if I'm having a tough time loving myself.

Recognizing that I always have choices, and taking responsibility for the ones I make.

Seeing that life is a blessing.

Having an opinion without insisting that others share it.

Forgiving myself and others.

Recognizing my shortcomings and my strengths.

Having the courage to live one day at a time.

Acknowledging that my needs are my responsibility.

Caring for people without having to take care of them.

Accepting that I'll never be finished -- I'll always be a work-in-progress.

owww...does this mean i have maturity? huh?! whatever made me think so... napaisip pa tuloy ako.


  1. errhmmm.. that's nice.. i would be too mayabang if i say all of that applies to me right? hahahaha happy new year val! i'm going home tomorrow, yipee!!

    originally posted on 12.31.04 - 2:43 pm using Haloscan comment board

  2. aRiaNe, hehehe, i know what you mean. not everything applies to me, too. hahaha. happy new year, and welcome home!

    originally posted on 12.31.04 - 7:04 pm using Haloscan comment board


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