Category Archives: emotion

To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive – to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfilment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before. ~Rollo May … Continue reading

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The world’s spiritual geniuses seem to discover universally that the mind’s muddy river, this ceaseless flow of trivia and trash, cannot be dammed, and that trying to dam it is a waste of effort that might lead to madness. Instead … Continue reading

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I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process. ~C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed)

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Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. ~Rumi

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If we load too many expectations on ourselves to live extraordinary lives, such as waiting for some undying passion to come our way, we stagger under the burden of our dreams. ~Sally Brampton

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I have travelled through madness to find me. ~Danny Alexander

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Who says you have to be happy all the time? ~Wilhelm Schmid

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