The following quotes are from diverse traditions and are all about healing and ways of being that promote internal and external peace.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes,
“The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,”
Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things
– Ernest Renan
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are
– Rachel Naomi Remen
God is burning out of you everything which is unlike himself
– Mother Teresa
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart
The paradox of courage is
that a man must be a little careless of his life
even in order to keep it
– G.K. Chesterton
It is a terrible thing
To be so open;
it is as if my heart put on a face
and I walked into the world
– Sylvia Plath
To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven…
– Ecclesiastes 3:1
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
– Rudyard Kipling
Don’t be sad, don’t be angry, if life deceives you!
Submit to your grief — your time for joy will come, believe me.
– Alexandr Pushkin
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
– Charles A Beard
Trusting your intuition means tuning in as deeply as you can to the energy you feel, following that energy moment to moment, trusting that it will lead you where you want to go and bring you everything you desire.
– Shakti Gawain
The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
– Rabindranath Tagore
Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.
– Ernest Holmen