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The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.
Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.
Let everything happen to you Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is final
Perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes while you were sad.
Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
Where something becomes extremely difficult and unbearable, there we also stand always already quite near its transformation.
This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.
And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been
But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths.
If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.
We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.
and I circle ten thousand years long; And I still don't know if I'm a falcon, a storm, or an unfinished song
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes, and try to sing out with it. For those near to you are distant.
There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.
Who speaks of conquering? To endure is everything.
He does not always remain bent over the pages; he often leans back and closes his eyes over a line he has been reading again, and its meaning spreads through his blood.
The only journey is the one within.
It seems to me that the only way one can be helpful is to extend one's hand to someone else involuntarily, and without ever knowing how useful this will be.
Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Do not despair if the answers don't come immediately. Some answers are only revealed with the passage of time.
I want to unfold. Let no place in me hold itself closed, for where I am closed, I am false.
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart.
The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.
The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
Everything is gestation and then birthing.
Every angel is terrifying.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
Our deepest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasure.
What batters you becomes your strength.
Perhaps creating something is nothing but an act of profound remembrance.
I am so glad you are here. It helps me realize how beautiful my world is.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
you are not too old and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out it's own secret
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.
Life - a sexually transmitted terminal condition.
Yet everything that touches us, me and you, takes us together like a violin's bow, which draws one voice out of two separate strings.
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
You darkness, that I come from, I love you more than all the fires that fence in the world.
Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading!
This is in the end the only kind of courage that is required of us: the courage to face the strangest, most unusual, most inexplicable experiences that can meet us.
It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living.
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born.
I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.
a good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude
The point is to live everything.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
If the Angel deigns to appear, it will be because you have convinced him, not by tears but by your humble resolve to be always beginning — to be a Beginner!
And do not change. Do not divert your love from visible things. But go on loving what is good, simple and ordinary; animals and things and flowers, and keep the balance true.