The more you have, the more you have to guard/carry. What we value is what we carry. If we only value that which is useful to us along the road then this means we have very little burden and we step lightly. Helena Phillips (2014)
‘Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.’ Unknown
‘Fear tells you “I want to make you safe.” Love says, “You are safe”. Fear would walk you on a narrow path. Love says, “Open your arms and fly with me.” Emmanuel (1989) Bk 2 The choice of love. Rodegast and Stanton
‘Someone said to the Bahaudin Naqshbandi: “You relate stories but you do not tell us how to understand them.” He answered, “How would you like it if the man from whom you bought the fruit consumed it before your very eyes, leaving you only the skin?”’ Thinkers of the East 1971 Idris Shah
‘Rudeness is only fear. People fear they won’t get what they want. The rudest person only wants to be loved.’ The Grand Budapest Hotel (Movie)
The five minutes spent listening to a friend catalogue the beauty of the morning and all its characteristics brought on a surge of hatred for his life. How did everyone else manage to find the time to focus on inanities such as weather?
Love is a force that has a nature of its own. It is not ours to shape. It has a life and quality that just is. We can only encourage or discourage-be open or closed to its entry. All the jealousy and possessiveness of relationships only serve to restrict and deny access to Love. Love is not finite. Neither is it ours to control or manipulate. There is no scarcity of love-only an incapacity for us to open ourselves to it. The place in between: living and relating with passion. 2011. Helena Phillips
‘We struggle on a daily basis to balance privacy and community, concern for self and others, sexual union and a room of our own.’ Deborah Leupnitz Schopenhauer’s Porcupines
‘When a person is raised in an atmosphere where every passion is suspect, every careless thought questioned, and all behaviour controlled, this person is likely to be quite anal in their approach to life and certainly to their parenting. They are driven by both the need to be good and a great fear of unwittingly doing bad. This fear about getting it wrong permeates all thinking and consequently greatly impacts on a person’s capacity to think outside any square that has been presented to them as Truth. They cannot think outside the square because this will lead to intense anxiety about everything which holds the world together. Such rigidity keeps sufferers from the questioning which leads to growth.’ The place in between: living and relating with passion.(2011)
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