If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. Gail Sheehy, American Author, Journalist
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
-St. Teresa of Avila
What isn’t ever an illusion is love. Love is what we can count on. Love is what heals fear. Love is what calms anxious hearts and bodies and minds. Love is a gift each of us has to offer our fellow human beings -Maria Shriver
Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.
Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common bush afire with God
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I am a lover of what is, not because I’m a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality. -Byron Katie
I can disagree with your opinion, it turns out, but I can’t disagree with your experience. And once I have a sense of your experience, you and I are in relationship…
– Krista Tippett
It’s unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They’re kinder.
Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.
– Anne Lamott
In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
― Elizabeth Gilbert