"Change is inevitable. Growth is intentional."
— Glenda Cloud
"Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on."
— Eckhart Tolle
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"Every one of us has our story, and in that story there is suffering. Suffering is terrible, but a story without suffering is dull. The word ‘spirit’ has something to do with the way we encounter adversity. A spiritual life should be a spirited one. The planet on which we live is beautiful, a kind of paradise. Yet, in the midst of the most amazing blessings, grief falls like an unexpected hail storm on a summer day, or like a winter of unexpected severity. Nor is it just the moment of injury that hurts. The pain goes on. The mother who loses a child may mourn for he rest of her life. The losses and separations that we all encounter mark us and make us. Nobody is truly mature who has not suffered."
— David Brazier, The Feeling Buddha.
"Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is."
— Carl Jung
"Instead of asking ourselves, “How can I find security and happiness?” we could ask ourselves, “Can I touch the center of my pain? Can I sit with suffering, both yours and mine, without trying to make it go away? Can I stay present to the ache of loss or disgrace—disappointment in all its many forms—and let it open me?” This is the trick."
— Pema Chodron
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"What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle."
"Anxiety is the same energy as excitement, with judgment placed upon it. That’s all it is."
"I’m a fire-sitter, a twisted fire-sitter…yeah!"