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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)

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