There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. #JohnLennon born on this day 9/10/1940
#leonardcohen and #marianneihlen Both met on Greek island of #hydra in 1960 The song 'so long,Marianne was inspired her her' "Marianne Ihlen died in hospital in Oslo on 28 July 2016, aged 81.Cohen wrote to her shortly before her death, saying: "Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine... Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road." He died three months later, on November 7"