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
There are amazing things in the ocean, and there is one who is the ocean. — Rumi, from “Earsight,” Bridge to the Soul: Journeys Into the Music and Silence of the Heart (HarperOne, 2007)
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.
Pale sunlight, pale the wall. Love moves away. The light changes. I need more grace than I thought. — Rumi, from “Pale Sunlight,” Rumi the Book of Love Poems of Ecstasy and Longing, transl. by Coleman Barks (HarperOne, 2003)
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)