The real dance is when the soul takes God into its arms and you both fall
onto your knees in gratitude.
— St John of the Cross in Mala of the Heart edited by Ravi Nathwani and Kate Vogt
Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav explained that lifting one's hands above the head has a special influence relating to prayer as "going beyond (and above) the intellect."
— Yitzhak Buxbaum in Jewish Spiritual Practices
Here's the true secret of life. We mostly do everything over and over. . . . I love ritual and repetition. Without them, I would be a balloon with a slow leak.
— Anne Lamott in Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair
Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.
— Margaret Bonanno, American science fiction writer
Stories set the inner life into motion.
— Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Jungian analyst and storyteller
Native American Wisdom
Keep the circle strong.
— Chant, Micmac First Nations people
Everything has its own voice. Somehow we have become autistic. We don't hear the voices.
— Thomas Berry in Listening to the Land by Derrick Jensen