“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”
“When I embrace my wounds and allow them to heal…
I have no impulse to injure you.
When I understand my desire to be lifted up…
I refuse to tear you down.
When I think rightly about myself…
I need not make you wrong.
And when my cry for love opens my own heart’s doors…
I no longer close you out.”
Dr Roger W. Teel
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
“It is mainly through the wounds in life that the Gods enter.”
“Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“Soul enters life from below, through the cracks, finding an opening into life at the points where smooth functioning breaks down.”
Mother Of Us All
Mother-of-us-all prays to free us
from our image of perfection
to which so much suffering clings.
When in the shadowy mind
we imagine ourselves imperfectly,
praying to be freed from gravity
by enlightenment, she refines our prayers.
Putting her arms around us
she bids us rest our head on her shoulder
whispering, Don’t you know
with all your fear and anger
all you are fit for is love.
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
“Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“So many of the parts of ourselves we have pushed away come up in grief. That is why grief has this enormity of potential for healing”.
Stephen Levine, Meetings at The Edge
“It’s not what we didn’t learn that hurts us. It’s what we did learn that ain’t so”
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.”