“...the man who learns, in solitude and recollection, to be at peace with his own loneliness, comes to know the invisible companionship of God. Such a one is alone with God in all places, and truly enjoys the companionship of others, because he loves them in God in Whom their presence is not tiresome, and because of Whom his own love for them can never know satiety.”
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
“Strength might seem an unlikely result of positive emotions, but the reality is that only the positive emotions are strong, for only they function in complete harmony with the upward current of creation.
Friendliness to everyone everywhere at all times brings about personal invincibility, for there can be no enemy born to those who always love.”
"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment. True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found." —Eckhart Tolle