Each of us, as we journey through life, has the opportunity to find and to give his or her unique gift. Whether this gift is quiet or small in the eyes of the world does not matter at all–not at all; it is through the finding and the giving that we may come to know the joy that lies at the center of both the dark times and the light……Helen M. Luke
this divine wickedness of illusion may actually be the love that’s damned inside the boggy heart……gracious and pierced by light, our loving desires can step down into darkness and revel in the unknowing…..this is insight into trust…..this is our brave new world….
A person of heart is someone primarily concerned with the cultivation of qualities and meaning. Such a person can trust in the qualitative universe, the beneficent and meaningful order that lies behind outer appearances. Such a person, therefore, lives in a different reality from the materialist. Everything that happens, happens within this boundless Affection. The heart is the center of the individual psyche. It is suspended in a dynamic tension between the two poles of ego and Spirit. It is through the mediation of the heart that the completion of the human psyche is attained. The subtle faculties of the heart are our deepest knowing….Kabir Helminski
You’re spiritually healthy when you have elaborate thoughts about the afterlife but know that you know nothing directly about it. You’re spiritually healthy when you can prize everything you’ve learned- and profess your profound ignorance about it all. You’re spiritually healthy when you can probe the deepest mysteries with absolute seriousness but can also laugh at human foibles and your own habit of doing the wrong thing……Thomas Moore