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Andrew Matthews

People who do not love themselves can adore others, because adoration is making someone else big and ourselves small. They can desire others, because desire comes out of sense of inner incompleteness, which demands to be filled. But they can not love others, because love is an affirmation of the living growing being in all… Continue reading Andrew Matthews

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Alain de Botton

It is perhaps when our lives are at their most problematic that we are likely to be most receptive to beautiful things. — Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness (Pantheon; First Edition, October 3, 2006)

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Brené Brown

To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how… Continue reading Brené Brown

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Sogyal Rinpoche

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. —  Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book… Continue reading Sogyal Rinpoche

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Sogyal Rinpoche

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. —  Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book… Continue reading Sogyal Rinpoche

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Brené Brown

Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage. ― Brené Brown, Rising Strong. (Spiegel & Grau; 1 edition August 25, 2015)

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Neil Strauss

We have this idea that love is supposed to last forever. But love isn’t like that. It’s a free-flowing energy that comes and goes when it pleases. Sometimes, it stays for life; other times it stays for a second, a day, a month or a year. So don’t fear love when it comes simply because… Continue reading Neil Strauss

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Laura Lynne Jackson

Nobody lives a small life. No one is forgotten by the universe. ― Laura Lynne Jackson, The Light Between Us: Stories from Heaven, Lessons for the Living. (‎ Spiegel & Grau, October 27, 2015)

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