When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a religion.
Robert M. Pirsig
What I remind myself, regularly, is this: the acknowledgment of my privilege is not a denial of the ways I have been and am marginalized, the ways I have suffered.
When life descends into the pit I must become my own candle willingly burning myself to light up the darkness around me.
By the Light of My Father’s Smile
The present moment dies every moment to become the past , is reborn every moment into the future. All experience is now. Now never ends.
We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.
We habitually erect a barrier called blame that keeps us from communicating genuinely with others, and we fortify it with our concepts of who’s right and who’s wrong. We do that with the people who are closest to us and we do it with political systems, with all kinds of things that we don’t like about our associates or our society.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Vincent van Gogh