I demand that the purveyors of despair who pretend to be dispassionate observes of the human condition go ahead and disclose that the 10 most beautiful words in the English languages are chimes, dawn, golden, hush, lullaby, luminous, melody, mist, murmuring, and tranquil; that Java sparrows prefer the music of Bach over that of Schoenberg;… Continue reading Rob Brezsny
“I have a thin skin. I think this is part and parcel of depression and anxiety – to be precise – being a person quite likely to get depression and anxiety … I don’t fight it. I accept things more. This is who I am. And besides, fighting it actually makes it worse. The trick… Continue reading Matt Haig
Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs. ― Joan Didion, “On Self-Respect.” (1968)
It is better to be alone than to become a person that loses his soul to the fear of loneliness. ― Shannon L. Alder
I know what I really want for Christmas. I want my childhood back. Nobody is going to give me that. I might give at least the memory of it to myself if I try. I know it doesn’t make sense, but since when is Christmas about sense, anyway? It is about a child, of long… Continue reading Robert Fulghum
It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed ― Thomas Moore (1940 -), Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life. (HarperPerennial; Reprint edition January 26, 1994) Originally published January 26th 1988.
Love is an activity, not a passive affect; it is a “standing in,” not a “falling for.” — Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics; 15 Anv edition November 21, 2006) Originally published 1956.