|A Cottage by the Sea||
Sharing silence with others creates a bond that cannot be compared to ordinary exchanges.
The capacity to be alone becomes linked with self-discovery and self-realization, with becoming aware of one’s deepest needs, feelings, and impulses.
Somewhere deep in our hearts we already know that success, fame, influence, power, and money do not give us the inner joy and peace we crave.
The value of experience, real or imagined, is that it shows us how to—or how not to live.
When silence has entered it is best to rest in the center of it. Every thought destroys the afterglow of ordinary silence.
Barbara Erakko Taylor
Go to a quiet place, pen and paper in hand, and make a list of all the aspects of your life you’re grateful for right now.
Martha Whitmore Hickman
Isle of Eigg, Scotland
When faced by any loss, there is no point in trying to recover what has been; it’s best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new.
As I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly in the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind queer.
Dancing on the beach.
It has been said that whoever finds out what is, for him, good, and holds fast to it, will become whole.
Marsha Sinetar in Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics