“Allow love to speak the Philosopher’s language of peace.”
“Allow love to speak the Philosopher’s language of peace.”
“Allow love to speak the Philosopher’s language of peace.”
“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
“Que je voulais, dans quelle fièvre
Toucher ses pieds, du bout des lèvres”
― Alexander Pushkin
“May your love for me be
like the scent of the evening sea
drifting in through a quiet window
so i do not have to run
or chase or fall… to feel you
all i have to do
― Sanober Khan
Macka B’s Medical Monday
“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”
– Patrick Henry Speech to the Virginia Convention at St. John’s Church, Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 1775
I was raped. Now I’m dead. Do this.
“As we get older, it matters less where you are and more who you’re with.”
― Crystal Woods
“Wolves and Doves mate for life. I hope in the next life I am one of the two.”
― Amanda Mosher
“She might not have read many books. But when she reads a book, she swallows the very words. If you open the books on her shelves, you will find that the front and back covers encase white pages.”
― Kamand Kojouri
“There are no facts, only interpretations.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
― Anton Chekhov
“You have peace,” the old woman said, “when you make it with yourself.”
― Mitch Albom
“True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkness, the heartbeat no cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds – a handful of stars tossed into the night sky.”
~ Jim Bishop
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
― Elie Wiesel
“Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.”
― J.M. Barrie
i’ve never been a fighter.
There are routes not to be followed, armies not to be attacked, citadels not to be besieged, territory not to be fought over.
~ Sun Tzu
“Step follows step,
Hope follows Courage,
Set your face towards danger,
Set your heart on victory.”
― Gail Carson Levine
“A biochemical reaction has been implanted deep into our seeds from the roots of the Master Gardener. Yearning has manifested as impassioned prescience, where the tactile pleasuring of physical form created by colorless desire dissolves the struggle of living with the vapors of hidden internal fire.”
— Laura Lynn Vala
“I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blow job or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have a feeling that they can’t hide.”
― Rachel Cohn
“The more you try to impress, the more you become depressed, and the more they get tired of your coercion. It doesn’t make them love you, instead, they’ll see you as a little child, trying to draw a senseless picture on a piece of paper, begging people to look at it and admire it by force. You can persuade someone to look at your face, but you can’t persuade them to see the beauty therein.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson
“When a turbulent mind and wounded heart surrenders to grace, breathing is easy.”
― T.F. Hodge
“When the mind is exhausted of images, it invents its own.”
― Gary Snyder
You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.”
― Edgar Mitchell
“Thunder roars but does not strike. Lightning strikes but does not roar. Choose to be lightning.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
“For a minute, I can feel it: the sense of peace as my mind goes quiet, like I’m already dead. I am weightless and free. Nothing and no one to fear, not even myself.”
― Jennifer Niven
“Brahma was excessively sparing with earth, water, and fire… The reckless expenditure of air and ether in his composition was amazing. And, in consequence, he perpetually struggled to outreach the wind, to outrun space itself. Other animals ran only when they had a reason, but the Horse would run for no reason whatever, as if to run out of his own skin.”
“When I look at myself in the mirror, I see a unicorn. A badass unicorn.”
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”
– Eckhart Tolle
“In chaos, there is fertility.”
― Anais Nin
“Staggering, tripping, stumbling down the tightrope,
hastening to be set free.
Yearning to be protected by the Superhero, before the Villain’s revulsion ingests me.
Misplacing my footing on the tightrope, hands sweltering as the rope is pulled away.
Glancing down at the fire below me,
the chuckling Villain has won today.
Little did I know, it was He setting me free.
Little did I know, the tightrope was me.”
― Omrane Khuder
“Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.”
~ Sigmund Freud
“Miss Morstan and I stood together, and her hand was in mine. A wondrous subtle thing is love, for here were we two, who had never seen each other until that day, between whom no word or even look of affection had ever passed, and yet now in an hour of trouble our hands instinctively sought for each other. I have marveled at it since, but at the time it seemed the most natural thing that I would go out to her so, and, as she has often told me, there was in her also the instinct to turn to me for comfort and protection. So we stood hand in hand like two children, and there was peace in our hearts for all the dark things that surrounded us.”
~ Arthur Conan Doyle
“Love is honored to train upon the scaffolds that aim for perfection, for what it accomplishes in the climb is more than a supposition of excellence, but a coalition of…
“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”
― Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express
“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away”
~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
~ Jack Kerouac
“Rabbits are like human beings in many ways. One of these is certainly their staunch ability to withstand disaster and to let the stream of their life carry them along, past reaches of terror and loss. They have a certain quality which it would not be accurate to describe as callousness or indifference. It is, rather, a blessedly circumscribed imagination and an intuitive feeling that Life is Now.”
~ Richard Adams
“…I just want to listen as the train fills
completely with warm water, and we are all swimming slowly toward the man with Mozart flowing from his hands.
I want nothing but to put my fingers inside his mouth, let that prayer hum through my veins.
I want crawl into the hole in his violin.
I want to sleep there until my flesh
~ Ocean Vuong
There is a line, drawn by her There is a line, drawn by him There is a wall, built by her There is a wall built by him
“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.”
~ Shannon L. Alder
“The simplest truth about man is that he is a very strange being; almost in the sense of being a stranger on the earth. In all sobriety, he has much more of the external appearance of one bringing alien habits from another land than of a mere growth of this one.
He cannot sleep in his own skin; he cannot trust his own instincts. He is at once a creator moving miraculous hands and fingers and a kind of cripple. He is wrapped in artificial bandages called clothes; he is propped on artificial crutches called furniture. His mind has the same doubtful liberties and the same wild limitations. Alone among the animals, he is shaken with the beautiful madness called laughter; as if he had caught sight of some secret in the very shape of the universe hidden from the universe itself. Alone among the animals he feels the need of averting his thought from the root realities of his own bodily being; of hiding them as in the presence of some higher possibility which creates the mystery of shame.”
~ G.K. Chesterton
She was staring at me with a look that clearly expressed she thought I was an asshole. I stared back at her and didn’t say anything, just watched to see…
My husband once owned a trucking company, and within six months, half of his drivers quit. He was so distraught about it that he let the business go at the…
“Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.”
3 John 1:2
“If I had nothing to give, how much effort would you expend to continue pouring love into me?” she asked.
Carrying children on our backs is not only visual art but reality…
The sunset is a blessing as it gives us permission and freedom to unshackle long imprisoned truths and do the work that in sunrise the world will attempt to shame us by.
Sometimes Mum thinks of Dad and while something deep inside of her knows he’s not responsible for the sad state of affairs her life has taken she’s found it easier…
The road cracked, fire raged and smoke escaped an earth that parted like the Red Sea. “Why are you walking towards it? There’s smoke! There’s fire! It’s breaking!” the crowd…
She didn’t consider herself a writer, at least not the kind that went into the mountains to meet publishing deadlines or the ones who wrote for others behind the scenes…
Robert approached his front door balancing a bouquet of flowers, a bag of groceries and a basket of clean laundry when his older sister Vera opened it right as the…
Evie sat weeping in the chair next to her sister’s hospital bed. Her sister Sarah had been in a coma for three days and she’d been weeping just as many.
They took me to a densely wooded park whose magic could not be seen from the parking lot. The sun was shining and nearly every inch of sky had been…
When he was little she stood behind the walls and listened Unfamiliar with the sound her heart told her to stay invisible
Sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch she stared in a trance at the pulp that had risen to the surface of her lukewarm glass of lemonade.
Facing the mirror and makeshift altar Clara was again on her knees with her head bowed in prayer.
“Ain’t no need of pretendin’ you’re goin’ out to the ball when you’re walkin’ round chasing the dog in the backyard and wrapping his warm boulders in plastic.” Eloise said.
If the mind is always calm and still, dark and silent, not seeing anything, neither inside nor outside, free of all thoughts and mental images, this is the settled mind,…
“Why do you want to hold my hand?” he asked.