Quotations: Part Eight

I’ve been sharing quotations on Facebook and recapping on this blog. These quotations typically come from my own reading/learning/listening and therefore have significant meaning in my life (or at least to a life I aspire to).

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The sheer pleasure of meeting new voices and ideas and possibilities, having the world become more coherent in some subtle or enormous way, extending or filling in your map of the universe, is not nearly celebrated enough , nor is the beauty in finding pattern or meaning. But these awakenings recur, and every time they do there’s joy. – Rebecca Solnit: Recollections of My Nonexistence

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To forgive is to grieve—for what happened, for what didn’t happen—and to give up the need for a different past. – Dr. Edith Eger: Holocaust Survivor 

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For me, childhood roaming was what developed self-reliance, a sense of direction and adventure, imagination, a will to explore, to be able to get a little lost and then figure out the way back. I wonder what will come of placing this generation under house arrest. – Rebecca Solnit: A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives. – Bessel A. van der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score

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I speak because I can to anyone I trust enough to listen. 
You speak because you can to anyone who’ll hear what you say.
  – Laura Marling

Jesus Follower, Blogger, Public Speaker. Teresaofavilaturns500.wordpress.com

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