“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

“There are people who go through their days acting like they are the only one here in this world and all I can say is it will never make sense to you who live from the center of your very big heart and know there is only and forever one us.”

Brian Andreas

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most imporant work.

John Trainer

“I would love to live as the river flows carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”

John O’Donohue

“There are two ways to be rich in this world – you can have a lot of money or you can have a lot of friends. But you can’t have both.”

Freddy Heineken

“What we found in a soul mate isn’t something wild to tame, but something wild to run with.”

Robert Brault

“They say the heart is where your treasure is, but maybe there’s another way to measure it ’cause it feels like what you find your pleasure in are things that are bringing you down.”

Jon Foreman