The human adventure is a wandering through the vale of the world for the sake of making soul. Our life is psychological, and the purpose of life is to make psyche of it, to find connections between life and soul. ~ James Hillman

Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence. ~ Alan Watts

But I have seen the best of you and the worst of you, and I choose both. ~ Sarah Kay

Run my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings. Run like hell, my dear, from anyone likely to put a sharp knife into the sacred, tender vision of your beautiful heart. ~ Hafiz

Look what we do to one another, as if nothing but having will sustain us. Not the having, but the taking. I want, I want. You, then me. The struggle to give everything away. ~ Tracy K. Smith

Impelled by feelings that were primal yet paradoxically wholly impersonal. Feelings of contempt born of inchoate, unacknowledged fear – civilization’s fear of nature, men’s fear of women, power’s fear of powerlessness. Man’s subliminal urge to destroy what he could neither subdue nor deify. ~ Arundhati Roy

There is a space between man’s imagination and man’s attainment that may only be traversed by his longing. ~ Kahlil Gibran

There is a twilight zone in our hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves – large parts of ourselves remain in the shadow of consciousness… Other people, especially those who love us, can often see our twilight zones better than we ourselves can. The way we are seen and understood by others is different from the way we see and understand ourselves. We will never fully know the significance of our presence in the lives of our friends. That’s a grace, a grace that calls us not only to humility, but to a deep trust in those who love us. ~ Henri Nouwen

It is a mistake for anyone to think he has lived too long in his old, unsatisfactory ways to make the great change. If you switch on the light in a dark room, it makes no difference how long it was dark because the light will still shine. Be teachable. That is the whole secret. ~ Vernon Howard

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being. ~ Hafiz