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“…suffering nourishes grace, and pain and joy are arteries of the same heart…”

Ann Voskamp

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.”

Alan Watts

“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.”

Teich Naht Hanh

“No two leaves are alike, and yet there is no antagonism between them or between the branches on which they grow.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

“We spend lifetimes searching endless fields for a cave of gold that is hidden in our hearts.”

Rune Lazuli

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

James A. Baldwin

“Just as a treasure exposed is quickly spent, so also any virtue that becomes famous or well publicized vanishes. Just as wax is quickly melted by fire, so the soul is emptied by praise, and loses firmness of virtue.”

Saint Syncletica

“The lowest levels of consciousness are security and status.”

Richard Rohr