“The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.” - Amanda Gorman
"Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
At the centre of your being, you have the answer. You know who you are, and you know what you want. You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop. There is a force within which gives you life. Seek that." ~~~~Rumi
“The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility. Man is not an omipotent master of the universe, allowed to do with impunity whatever he thinks, or whatever suits him at the moment. The world we live in is made of an immensely complex and mysterious tissue about which we know very little and which we must treat with utmost humility.”
― Vaclav Havel
"So, to meditate is to purge the mind of its self-centered activity. And if you have come this far in meditation, you will find there is silence, a total emptiness. The mind is uncontaminated by society; it is no longer subject to any influence, to the pressure of any desire. It is completely alone, and being alone, untouched, it is innocent. Therefore there is a possibility for that which is timeless, eternal, to come into being. This whole process is meditation."
“Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence. Not an emptiness but repletion, a filling up.”
― Anne LeClaire, author