Quote: Alice Walker

“If my mind is crowded with ideas or thoughts or plans or other people’s creations there is less room for my own.  And it is my own mind and journey that I wish to experience, because it is from this vantage point that I can most truly engage others. Alice Walker We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness Read more...

Quote: Paulo Coelho

“…suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way we imagine we want to be loved and not in the way that love should manifest itself, free and untrammeled, guiding us with its force and driving us on. Paulo Coelho The Zahir       Read more...

The Power of Other People’s Words

When I was a teenager, someone gave me this little spiral bound notebook as a gift. I started using it to write down my favorite quotes and passages from the books I read. Pretty easy to do considering that I always had a book attached to my face. (Not much has changed in that regard).  At the time I didn’t think too much about why I started doing that. I was just writing down the words that “spoke” to me on some level. Sometimes it was something that made me laugh, or cry. Something that inspired me, or seemed profound to my teenage […] Read more...

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