The field cannot be well seen from within the field. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth is you turned away yourself, and decided to go into the dark alone. Now you are tangled up in others, and have forgotten what you once knew, and that’s why everything you do has some weird failure in it.” — Kabir, from [I talk to my inner lover] From Kabir. Translated by Robert… Continue reading
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. — Rumi, The Essential Rumi. (HarperOne; Reprint edition, May 28, 2004) Originally published 1273.
The dying sun will glow on you without burning, as it has done today. The wind will be soft and mellow and your hilltop will tremble. As you reach the end of your dance you will look at the sun, for you will never see it again in waking or in dreaming, and then your… Continue reading Carlos Castaneda
Love is not consolation, it is a light. — Simone Weil; as quoted in Simone Weil (1954) by Eric Walter Frederick Tomlin, p. 47. Often attributed to Friedrich Nietzsche though I could not substantiate it.
The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive. — Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. (TOUCHSTONE BOOKS; Reprint. edition 1968)
Yes, man is mortal, but that would be only half the trouble. The worst of it is that he’s sometimes unexpectedly mortal—there’s the trick! ― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarit. (YMCA Press 1966–67 in serial form, 1967 in single volume, 1973 uncensored version)
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. ― Rumi, Essential Rumi. (HarperOne; Reprint edition May 28, 2004) Originally published 1273.