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The Greek division of human life into "mind," "body," "emotions," "psyche," and "spirit" underlies the modern Western view. The Semitic languages do not divide reality in this way. They provide multiple words for the subconscious self, all tied to the communal self. They imply a continuum between what we call spirit and body, not a division. --Neil Douglas-Klotz (in Hidden Teachings on Life & Death)

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. --Neale Donald Walsch (in Remote Wonders : A Conversation with Elaine Ling)

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind. --Henri Frederic Amiel (in Say Wow: A Conversation with Poet Chelan Harkin)

A degraded habitat will produce degraded humans. If there is to be any true progress, then the entire life community must progress. --Thomas Berry (in The Rights of All Beings)

Embracing unrest is a journey for life, without a perfect endpoint. It's about changing your way of being with yourself when you don't feel good, so when unrest calls, you approach discomfort and access the power of your emotion. --Sandra Parker (in Four Ways We Avoid Our Feelings & What to Do Instead)

To the one who knows how to look and feel, every moment of this free wandering life is an enchantment.
--Alexandra David-Neel
(in How to Grow Re-Enchanted with the World )

Sanitizing your thoughts and your preoccupations not only squanders vital energy that would be better spent in your creative endeavors, but your not-so-presentable life can be enormously enriching and provide the compost for the development of compassion. --Darlene Cohen (in The Skills Necessary to Deal with Anguish)

Small change, small wonders - these are the currency of my endurance and ultimately of my life. --Barbara Kingsolver (in A Whetstone to the Spirit: An Interview with Barbara Kingsolver)

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes. --Denis Waitley (in Beauty & the Dumpster)

Feeling burdened rather than uplifted by everyday duties is more a mindset than a measure of what is going on in your life. --Kelly McGonigal (in How to Make Stress Your Friend)

Ice has a social life. Its changeability shapes the culture, language and stories of those who live near it. --Robert Macfarlane (in 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Ice)

What cultivating attention to detail introduces is spaciousness, space around thoughts and activities that allows you to live a rich and satisfying life right in the middle of misery. --Darlene Cohen (in Curiosity: A Sponge for Terror)

The main thing was, I didn't want to allow my fears to govern my life. I wanted to be led more by admiring, even hopefully by understanding, the world rather than by the anguishes of internal imaginings. --Jane Wodening (in Pilgrimage Up Longs Peak)

So much held in heart in a life. So much held in heart in a day, an hour, a moment. --Brian Doyle (in Joyas Voladoras)

Only now are we beginning to understand that all life on Earth depends on the freedom to move. --David Attenborough (in Instructions for Traveling West)

You are the only you that has ever lived; your idiom is the only idiom of its kind in all the existences, and if you cannot hear the sound of the genuine in you, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls. --Rev. Howard Thurman (in Excavating Ancestral Wisdom)

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
--Kahlil Gibran
(in Beannacht (Blessing) for Our Death)

I love a broad margin to my life. --Henry David Thoreau (in A Broad Margin)

All over, the countryside opens up into crackings and creakings, into a boiling of healthy new life.
It's as if we were inside a huge honeycomb of light which was also the interior of an immense, flaming-hot rose. --Juan Ramón Jiménez
(in The Donkey & the Meaning of Eternity: A Love Letter to Life)

In a strange way the spiritual life isn't "useful" or "successful." But it is meant to be fruitful. And fruitfulness comes out of brokenness.
--Henri Nouwen
(in It Takes Brokenness to Find It)

I want to inhabit my life like a porch. --Rebecca Wells (in A Case for the Porch)

We are absolutely a part of the cycle of water. All of life is. --Valerie Segrest (in The Many Lives of Water)

Life and death are one thread,
the same line viewed from different sides. --Lao Tzu
(in Life After Death)

Real self-care involves making difficult decisions that will pay off in the long run as we build a life around the relationships and activities that matter most to us. When done well, real-self care is empowering. --Pooja Lakshmin (in Pooja Lakshmin: Self Care the Right Way)

The true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped. --Ancient Kintsugi quote (in Kintsugi: The Golden Joinery of Love)

For me, sacredness is an experience of the inner radiance of life, the unseen force that transforms and nourishes the physical world but is never limited by it. There is something more to it, a mystery that is never totally grasped. --Anthony Lawlor (in Beware the Fairy Host)

Awareness of the sacred in life is what holds our world together, and the lack of awareness of the sacred is what is tearing it apart. --Joan D. Chittister (in The Edge of the Sacred)

As global citizens, it is incumbent upon us to express global citizenship. We must also recognize the fundamental human responsibility we share, which is to practice making conscious the dark energies of human suffering so that those energies can be digested, integrated, and returned to the life flow of future potential. --Thomas Hubl (in Attuned: Global Social Witnessing)

Without peace, there is nothing truly human. Peace is harmony. And harmony is the highest ideal of life. --Klas Pontus Arnoldson (in Koolulam: Harnessing the Power of Harmony)

If the home is a body, the table is the heart, the beating center, the sustainer of life and health. --Shauna Niequist (in Peace, Love and Good Food)

Without warning, thresholds can open directly before our feet...In the ecstasy and loneliness of one's life, there are certain times when blessing is nearer to us.

--John O'Donohue
(in How to Bless Each Other)

Ways of life change only in living. --Wendell Berry (in Jessica Gigot: Moon)

My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. --Steve Jobs (in A Father, a Son, a Run, and Little Friend.)

We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. --Paulo Coelho (in The Bridge We Were Meant To Cross)

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. --Winston Churchill (in The Giving Tree in Nova Scotia)

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. --Mitch Albom (in Cooperative Ways to Weather the Silver Tsunami)

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. --Omar Khayyam (in Niksen: The Dutch Art of Purposefully Doing Nothing)

One thing I wish I could tell my younger self: take photos of everyday life, not special occasions; later, that's what will be interesting to you. --Gretchen Rubin (in These Uplifting Photos of 2023 Are Guaranteed to Make Your Eyes )

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. --Albert Einstein (in It Turns Out We Were Born To Groove)

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. --Winston Churchill (in Widower Transforms Grief by Offering Home Repairs for Free)


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