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“White hair doesn’t make the elder.”

African Proverb

“Where we do not go willingly, sooner or later we will be dragged.”
James Hollis

“In a dark time the eye begins to see.”
Theodore Roethke

“At one time or another, most people go through a period of sadness, trial, loss, frustration, or failure that is so disturbing and long-lasting that it can be called a dark night of the soul.”
Thomas Moore

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anias Nin

“Ring the bells that can still ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

“You can’t become yourself by yourself.”
Claire Zamitt

“The wound carries the medicine.”
African Proverb

“Midway this way of life we’re bound upon, I woke to find myself in a dark wood, where the right road was wholly lost and gone.”

“Call the world if you please, ‘The vale of Soul-making.’ Then you will find out the use of the world…”
John Keats (letter to his brother)

“Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past.”
Lily Tomlin

“Let no one be punished on my account.”
Hebrew prayer

“Anxiety makes us jump forward into possible futures – none of which will ever happen.”
Rachel Wooten

“Looking backward makes it possible to move forward.”
James Hillman

“We must be willing to get rid of the life that we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
Joseph Campbell

“Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.”

“Shame is the swampland of the Soul.”

“If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it.”
Richard Rohr

“If you remove the rocks, the brook will lose its song.”

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

“A conventional ‘success’ story is one where, with each next, the protagonist has more money, more respect, and more possessions. I’d like to suggest an alternative ‘success’ story – one where, with each next, the protagonist is closer to finding that spot where he’s no longer held back by his heart, and he explodes with talent, and his character blossoms, and the gift he has to offer the world is apparent.”
Po Bronson

“…look, it is done. It is over.” He laughed. “The wound is healed,” he said, “I am whole, I am free.” Then he bent over and hid his face in his arms, weeping like a boy.
Ged, A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. LeGuin

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes