Taurus in a Relationship

When you think of the quote “slow and steady wins the race,” Taurus is who immediately comes to mind. It may take a while for the Taurus to find a good partner, but once he does, he is completely and utterly committed. This sign needs a strong base foundation and therefore take plenty of time in courtship to make sure they’re with the right person before settling down. They are not ones to rush into things. However, their loyalty knows no bounds once they decide to take it to the next level. They would rather get to know their partner inside and out with some serious one-on-one time than go out and party to make new friends. Taurus is definitely one to deepen the bond he already has. Taurus also tends to be quite jealous and possessive with their partner, preferring that they only have that special bond with him and no one else. They can become quite upset at the slightest flirtation from their partner.

When it comes to relationships, the sign of the Taurus is not a cheater. Just like the earth, he is constant and steady. He takes a long time to truly fall in love, but he also takes a long time to fall out of love. After a break up, Taurus has a very difficult time moving on once he has already fully committed himself to someone, especially if the break up was not his idea. Taurus is naturally against change of any kind unless he goes out and searches for it himself. Since Taurus takes a very long time opening up to any kind of relationship, if it doesn’t work out he may have a very hard time opening up to another serious one again. The bull is very much a one partner person; once that person is gone, he can often feel like that is the end of love for him.

On the positive side of things, Taurus is very patient, reliable, kind and loving and tends to make an excellent partner for the right person. The bull is ruled by the planet Venus, and as such, tends to put a lot of effort and romance into the courtship. He will often (if not always) place his partner’s needs above his own and will be loyal to end. Faithfulness is strictly expected in return, as a straying partner will definitely put an end to the relationship sooner or later. This sign is not able to put something like cheating behind them and simply move on, so better stay on the right side of the path with the mighty Taurus!

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Valentine February 15, 2019 0 Comments

Lamhe ye Suhane Sath Ho na Ho

लम्हें ये सुहाने साथ हो ना हो,
कल मे आज जैसी बात हो ना हो,
आपका प्यार हमेशा इस दिल में रहेगा,
चाहे पूरी उम्र मुलाकात हो ना हो.

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Valentine February 14, 2019 0 Comments

Love is Not Love – In Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, Anyway

Sonnets 18 and 116 are two of Shakespeare’s most quotable love poems. If you’re a fan of weddings, rose-petal-filled baths, or Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility, you’ll probably recognize the lines “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” and “Love is not love / Which alters when it alteration finds.” The problem with quotes, however, is that they lack context. Let’s do a quick line-by-line overview of Sonnets 116 and 18. You might be surprised to find that one of these so-called “love” poems is very much not like the other.

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments.

This is Shakespeare’s equivalent of saying “Mum’s the word” to the ol’ “Speak now or forever hold your peace” bit of the marriage ceremony. In fact, Shakespeare won’t even admit the word “impediments” to the line that talks about marriage. Love: 1; Impediments: 0.

…Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

In other words, he’s not one for pulling any of this “you’ve changed” crap.

O no! it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

Psh, tempests.

It is the star to every wand’ring bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.

The star to every wand’ring bark? That’d have to be the North Star, which never appears to move from its place in the Northern Hemisphere. The reason its “worth’s unknown” is because Europeans didn’t know a whole heck of a lot about stars back in Shakespeare’s day, what with still being bitter about the Earth’s roundness and all.

Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle’s compass come:

Love: 2; Rosy Lips and Cheeks: 0. On a side note, remember that this is Shakespeare, meaning that anything a 12-year old could possibly construe as dirty probably is. Feel free to laugh, therefore, at the image of Old Father Time’s “bending” sickle.

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

Love: 3; Edge of Doom: big ol’ goose egg. If love could speak, it’d be saying “booya” right about now.

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Did Shakespeare just take an oath upon his own poetry? Them’s fightin’ words. If you’re not sure why, it’ll all make sense when we get to Sonnet 18.

Like Sonnet 116, Sonnet 18 is ranked high up there on Sappy Poetry lists… usually by people who go for explicit rather than implicit meaning. If you’ve ever considered including a reading of Sonnet 18 at your anniversary party, the last three or so lines will probably change your mind. (If you’re a really careful reader, the first two will do the trick.) Let’s start from the top.

Sonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Aww, how sweet! We think… To be sure, let’s read it again – aloud. Remember to stress every second syllable, like so:

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Ah hah! Notice how “I” is emphasized but “thee” and “thou” aren’t? Sneaky. Let’s continue.

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:

Can’t argue with that.

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;

Yeah yeah, we get it – everything in nature fades. Go back to that “thou” person already.

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Woohoo! And the “thy” is emphasized! We knew Shakespeare would come around eventually!

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,

We like where this is going.

Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

Good, good. Keep it coming!

When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;

Uh oh, we’ve got ourselves a conditional. So let’s get this straight: all that not fading, getting ugly, or dying business depends on growing in some eternal lines to time? What does that even mean? And please don’t tell us it has anything to do with the fact that Sonnets 1-17 are also known as the “procreation sonnets.” If Shakespeare’s saying that the best way to bottle up all them good looks is by creating genetic blood lines, we’re going to go ahead and turn down that second date.

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,

Another conditional?!? Okay, okay: “so long as men can breathe, or eyes can see” is actually a decent amount of time, so we’ll let it slide.

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

At last! – an emphasized “thee”! But hold the phone: what‘s giving thee life? Some unnamed “this”?? Is Shakespeare referring back to those eternal lines? To give him a little credit, he probably knows enough about grammar to use the pronoun “these” when talking about something plural. Dare we ask… if “this” is the sonnet itself? Might Shakespeare be suggesting that being featured in his work immortalizes you? Are those eternal lines the lines of the sonnet itself? Is the final thee only emphasized because it’s the end result of Shakespeare’s awesome, immortalizing poetry skills?

Probably. After all, being Shakespeare is like being an Elizabethan rockstar: you can bully the roadies, sleep with the groupies, trash the hotel rooms, and still be the world’s darling. And let’s face it: if you went down in history as The Bard, you’d probably swear by your own poetry too.

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Valentine February 14, 2019 0 Comments

The Law of Attraction Between Men and Women

Have you ever had an instinctive “knowing” that your relationship is more than simply a connection with another person? That there is a purpose in that connection? That it’s a natural channel for attracting what you want in life, whatever that means for you – being cherished, good health, a successful business, healthy finances? I know this is true and have experienced, it so I want to tell you about it.

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the blockbuster documentary “The Secret” which explained how to make the Law of Attraction work in your life. In a nutshell, the teachers in that film say the process involves:

1) Knowing what you want (being in touch with desire);

2) Asking for it;

3) Being grateful before you get it (“An attitude of gratitude.”);

4) Staying out of the “how” of it (i.e., how it will show up);

5) Being willing to receive it.

A Personal Story

What happens, however, when you boost this natural creative energy by supplementing it with the emotional bond that exists between men and women in relationship? I believe it creates a sort of a “super-charged” connection with the Universe, like an amplifier boosting the power of an electrical signal. It boosts a couple’s natural ability to pull what they want into their lives.

Sound a little hokey? Let’s bring it down to earth. For the last year or so I have endured a chronic and annoying health issue. About a month ago I was upset and frustrated that the problem wasn’t getting better and that all the medical avenues for dealing with it seemed exhausted. I also felt strongly about using an alternative treatment, like homeopathy, rather pharmaceuticals.

How does this fit into the Law of Attraction steps listed above? First, my desire was clear – to get rid of the problem naturally as soon as possible. Next, my frustration was my “request” for help from my partner, Jason. In that moment, according to Jason, he resolved that we would find a solution. For him that meant creating additional revenue through our business to easily cover the cost of whatever form of treatment I wanted. He didn’t know how this would happen, but he was committed to it.

The combination of my clear desire and Jason’s focused commitment and willingness to act was powerful. That same day, I found online a simple natural remedy that has had promising results. Over the next few days two businesses contacted us for possible partnerships. Those contacts sparked a vision for a new venture we will be launching later in 2010. We also got clear on a new product we will be offering in coming months. We weren’t specifically working towards any of these, but Jason was focused and committed to a result…any result…in alignment with my desire. Powerful stuff!

What’s important here is that it wasn’t just Jason’s focus or just my desire that produced results. It was the combination of his focus in alignment with my desire that was critical. The moment his energy aligned with mine the Universe started to respond.

Science Says the Gender Effect is Real and Measurable

Research from Princeton University’s Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab (PEAR Lab) shows our experience is more than just wishful thinking or coincidence. In numerous experiments between 1979 and 2007 PEAR researchers Robert Jahn and Brenda Dunne discovered when “bonded” couples (i.e., couples in relationship) tried to influence the output of an electronic random number generator using only their thoughts, their joint effort yielded average effects more than twice those of “unbonded” pairs and nearly six times greater than when men and women intended separately.

According to one analyst, “Jahn and Dunne suggested that emotional closeness might create resonance between individuals, and result in stronger influence, just as two waves that are in phase or sync amplify a signal.”

Emotional Closeness + Resonance = Creative Power

If that quote seems like a bunch of scientific mumbo jumbo, you missed it. Failing to get the point of this quote is why relationships so often occur to people as unsatisfying, shallow, without purpose and frustrating…and why so many relationships fail. Read it again, and look for the deeper cut.

Did you see it this time? Emotional closeness creates resonance which results in stronger influence. Emotional intimacy is just the first step. Resonance, or vibrational harmony with your partner follows. The result is an amplified connection to the Universe that gives you stronger influence for creating what you want for your life.

For most people, however, creating emotional intimacy is all there is in relationship. It’s not just the first step, but the only step. It’s what they think “relationship” is for. It’s great in the beginning when new love makes life sparkle and crackle. This energy is powerful. A friend of ours, for example, told us about a colleague who took their company by storm, becoming the number one sales rep almost immediately after being hired. He was also newly married. Coincidence?

What happens, however, when the early passion fades? Within a year or so this sales rep’s numbers fell off dramatically. Later it was discovered that this decline in production coincided with a very rough time in his relationship, one that threatened the marriage. The light of love was dimming and there was nothing new to keep it burning. As a result, other areas of life suffered too. That’s exactly why Jason and I do what we do. We want to help couples stay in sync so they can re-ignite that emotional spark almost at will and maintain the resonance that produces amazing lives.

The Law of Attraction Between Men and Women

But how does the Law of Attraction work between men and women? Why did couples that participated in the PEAR experiments produce a stronger influence than men and women who were not in relationship or than men and women separately?

The emotional intimacy of couples mentioned above is key. Feelings are powerful.

Jason and I believe more is going on. In a nutshell, here it is. Men and women are different. Women are desire. Men are about production. When men and women act according to who they are naturally – i.e., women are clear on their desire and men are committed to focused action – they are in alignment with the Universe’s intent. This is powerful stuff.

So we could modify the above process for how the Law of Attraction works, to explain how it operates between men and women like this:

1) Women become clear about what they want (their desire);

2) They ask their partner for it in some way (verbally; through their frustration; through their excitement; etc.)

3) They are grateful before they get it. (A show of trust in their partner);

4) They don’t worry about how it will show up. They don’t let the “how” interfere with their experience;

5) Men commit to focused action to get her what she wants (commitment and action are a form of “willingness to receive”).

Implicit in this article is that using the Law of Attraction for relationships isn’t just about attracting a great relationship. It’s deeper and broader than that. It’s about working with your partner to create the life you want. It’s about an energy that exists between You, your Partner and the Universe and how to maximize it.

A lot of you reading this article will instinctively know the Law of Attraction between men and women is real. We hope you will practice it and watch your relationship and life sparkle and crackle again. Creating “emotional closeness” is the first step (and the most fun one!).

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Valentine February 12, 2019 0 Comments

10 Sad Love Quotes For Your Crying Heart

Is your heart crying out in sadness? Yes, sometimes love hurts. Sad love quotes will help you to express your anguish and your huge heartache, during those times when love hurts.

You may be facing difficulties in your relationship. You just had a big fight with your guy or girl, and you’re at a loss of what to do. You just broke up with your loved one. You’re thinking about whether to let him or her go and end the relationship. Sad love quotes might help to express whatever that’s deep within you.

At moments like you, you wish you have the words to let your girlfriend or boyfriend know exactly what’s eating at you. Or you simply wish that someone would say something inspirational and comforting to nurse your grieving heart.

During such times when love fails you, let inspirational sad quotes give you a gentle helping hand. Let sad love quotes brings clarify to your thinking and let you know that you’re not alone.

Perhaps you’ve been hesitating for some time already, and one of these quotes might give you the courage to carry out whatever decision your heart is telling you. Or maybe the quote is just what you’re looking for to rebuild your confidence in love.

Pour out your overwhelming emotions with sad love quotes. Hopefully, you’ll learn something valuable that allows you to let go of the pain.

List of 10 Best Sad Love Quotes

1) “You wondered how you’d make it through. I wondered what was wrong with you. Because how could you give your love to someone else, yet share your dreams with me? Sometimes the only thing you’re looking for, is the one thing you can’t see.” – Vanessa Williams

2) “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse

3) “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 withering, of tarnishing.” – Anais Nin

4) “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.” – Samuel Butler

5) “I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” – Margaret Mitchell

6) “What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.” – Leo Buscaglia

7) “We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness.” – David Weatherford

8) “If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

9) “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa

10) “You can shed tears that she is gone,

or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,

or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,

or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,

or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her only that she is gone,

or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,

be empty and turn your back.

Or you can do what she’d want:

smile, open your eyes, love and go on.” – David Harkins

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Valentine February 12, 2019 0 Comments