Tell me how you crumble when you hit the wall, the place you cannot go beyond by the strength of your own will. What carries you to the other side of that wall, to the fragile beauty of your own humanness?
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer
When your eyes are tired,
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone,
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing:
the world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
— David Whyte, Sweet Darkness
To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
— Stephen Covey
It is by suffering that human beings become angels.
— Victor Hugo
One has to reconcile oneself with the excess of negativity as a positive ground of our freedom.
— Slavoj Zizek
I don’t think we did go blind, I think we are blind. Blind, but seeing, blind people who can see, but do not see.
— José Saramago, Blindness
Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come into being.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Human beings are hard-wired to connect. We are drawn to one another by our own chemistry. We produce attachment hormones that create intimacy. We build neural bridges that bond us, brain to brain… heart to heart.