"When the ocean surges, don’t let me just hear it. Let it splash inside my chest!"
"Woman is a ray of God. She is not just the earthly beloved. She is creative, not created."
"Let your love flow outward through the universe,
To its height, its depth, its broad extent,
A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.
Then as you stand or walk,
Sit or lie down,
As long as you are awake,
Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;
Your life will bring heaven to earth."
— Sutta Nipata
"But when you’re in front of an audience and you make them laugh at a new idea, you’re guiding the whole being for the moment. No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defenses are down. It’s very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open, completely themselves when that message hits the brain and the laugh begins. That’s when new ideas can be implanted. If a new idea slips in at that moment, it has a chance to grow."
— George Carlin, Last Words
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
— Carl Gustav Jung (via awakeinthedream)
"To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer."
— Mahatma Gandhi
"Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are. There cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?"
— Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
"When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It’s as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel."
— Harold Kushner
"Nothing’s impossible Charlie."
Charlie’s crazy grandma, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
She might be crazy, but she is wise. Wise and crazy aren’t required to be separate qualities. Crazy might be the door to open intuitive, subconscious, passionate, uninhibited living. Crazy isn’t crazy at all. Crazy is awareness.
"Ray. People will come, Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. “Of course, we won’t mind if you look around”, you’ll say, “It’s only $20 per person”. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again. Oh…people will come Ray. People will most definitely come."
― James Earl Jones - Field of Dreams
Dreams….. each one as unique as the person engaged in the dreaming.
"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings."
— Anais Nin