The soul might be silent but the servant of the soul has always got a voice and it has got one for a reason.
Love is the most ordinary, simplest, and most direct way to uncover what is real — the innermost secrets of life.
Every second there’s a door to eternity. The door opens by perception.
Love is space and time measured by the heart.
The worst approach to suffering is to try to make it go away, and the worst approach to happiness is to try to make it stay.
Into the void of silence, into the empty space of nothing, the joy of life is unfurled.
C. S. Lewis
We each have an inner light — inside of each of us, there is this hidden power that can be unlocked and set free.
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Every act of dwelling I’ve experienced has to do with some profound underlying principle of order.
What were the things that really challenged me, made me wake up to my way of thinking that presupposed an industrialized system? In five words. Gentle. Small. Humble. Slow. Simple.
This time, I want the hugs, kisses, and love that comes with a farewell, even if it’s a temporary one.
The more simple we are, the more complete we become.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles William Eliot
In loving ourselves, we love the world.
Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.
Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself.
Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.
One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
When you’re living a committed life, your own small desires start becoming petty. Your commitment wakes you up in the morning and tells you what to wear, who to meet with, why to go here or there.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.
Thich Nhat Hanh