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Anger and Love Or Why Do We Shout When We are Angry?
A saint asked his disciples, "Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?"

Disciples thought for a while, then one of them said - "Because we lose our calm, that is why we shout for that."
"But, why to shout when the other person is just next to you?" asked the saint. "Isn't it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you're angry?"

Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the saint. Finally he explained, "When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other through that great distance."

Then the saint asked - "On the contrary, what happens when two people fall in love? They don't have to shout at each other, but rather they talk softly, why? Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is very small..." The saint continued, "When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally, they don't not even need to whisper, they just only look at each other and that's all - they understand each other. That is how close two people are when they love each other."

When you argue do not let your hearts get distant, do not say words that distance each other more, else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.

Who is Holding Whom?
A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared, so he asked his little daughter - "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall into the river."
The little girl said - "No, Dad, you hold my hand."
"What is the difference?" asked the puzzled father."
"There is a big difference, Dad.", replied the little girl. "If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go, but if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."

In any relationship, the essence of TRUST is not in its bind, but it is in its BOND. So hold the hand of the person who loves you rather than expecting them to hold yours.



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Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/9/09
Updated on 10/02/13