What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn’t make it worse. Not being open about it doesn’t make it go away. And because it’s true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn’t there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it.

~ Eugene Gendlin ~

 

The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.

~ Carl Jung ~

 

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

~ Thomas Merton ~

 

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.

~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~

 

Though you may not be able to change it, you can handle an ugly situation beautifully.

~ Vilayat Inayat Khan ~

 

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. 

~ Martin Luther King ~

 

Outside ideas of right and wrong there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

~ Rumi ~

 

You can survive on your own; you can grow strong on your own; you can prevail on your own; but you cannot become human on your own.

~ Frederick Buechner ~