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“I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can.”Jack Gilbert

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So called ‘late-bloomers’ get a bad rap. Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double edged sword — it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines.

Jeff Brown

To know love without grasping. To know beauty without wishing ownership. To touch the essence of life within the display of forms is the purpose and meaning of human life.

Traktung Rinpoche

Now my problem I have is I love life, I love living life and I love the art of living, so I try to live my life as a poetic adventure, everything I do from the way I keep my house, cook, make my husband happy, or welcome my friends, raise my son; everything is a part of a large canvas I am creating, I am living beneath.

Interview with Maya Angelou in The Black Scholar, 1977. She will be missed.

We accepted a definition of ourselves which confined the self to the source and to the limitations of conscious attention. This definition is miserably insufficient, for in fact we know how to grow brains and eyes, ears and fingers, hearts and bones, in just the same way that we know how to walk and breathe, talk and think—only we can’t put it into words. Words are too slow and too clumsy for describing such things, and conscious attention is too narrow for keeping track of all their details.

Alan Watts

I always thought it would get easier to be a person as I aged. But it just gets more and more complicated.

 Jim ButcherCold Days

What if I slept a little more and forgot about all this nonsense.

Franz KafkaThe Metamorphosis

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.

Khwāja Shamsu d-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī (aka Hafez, Persian Sufi Poet)

You have trouble feeling alive, so you stab your own heart just to feel something. It was the emptiness that was killing you. You created the sadness and the fear to fill it.

Yasmin Mogahed

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So therefore I dedicate myself to myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger - because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being.

Jack Kerouac

I don’t know who I am. Or maybe I do know who I am and I just don’t want to be her anymore.

Gayle Forman

If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you DON’T want.

Kevin Ngo

When you stop searching and you calm down and you put your books away, and you confront yourself and see what you are all about, that will bring about bliss faster than anything you can ever imagine or ever do.

Robert Adams

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