One learns one's mystery at the price of one's innocence.
-Father Richard Rohr
We will never be the same once we begin the awakening process, yet we will always be ourselves. This is the path of spiritual alchemy.
- Terry Lynn Taylor
...once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.
- Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
It is never too late to become what you might have been.
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
-D. H. Lawrence