Saturday, August 13, 2011

Quotation: Whether you notice it or not...

Insight may come in a flash, but it's the result of accumulated noticing -- whether you notice it or not. 
The 'I just knew it' moments in life are often triggered by little things. Annoyances, nuances, subtle incidentals--soft inklings so seemingly flip that we're prone to discredit them. Poo poo on that intensely intense but fleeting emotion--lovely or harsh. Miff miff on that big vision that just cycled through your consciousness. Pshaw on that white flash of passion--the lusty-love kind and the flare-of-rage kind. But those spins and flashes and pangs are being felt because you're ready to feel them--and they matter. The trick is to pay attention to them. Imagine sand streaming in an hour glass, each grain forming a pyramiding pile of sand. Until one grain punctuates the pile and the tall triangle collapses into a flatter triangle. It only takes one grain of awareness to shift everything.”

- Danielle LaPorte -

"Love will never be certain, but after collecting thousands of stories, I’m willing to call this a fact: A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all men, women, and children. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong.When these needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We grow numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick. There are certainly other causes of illness, numbness, and hurt, but the absence of love and belonging will always lead to suffering"
- Brene Brown -

"The real power is in honoring ourselves and each other. Now if someone isn’t ready to do that, then you can’t have a relationship with them. It’s not our job to dictate to them what their choice should be. If somebody doesn’t want to respect you, then it’s about boundaries, saying how far you are going to go, and probably move on. I really believe that there isn’t a resolve with everybody on the planet. Not all of us could sit down at the table and work stuff out today, because not everybody wants to honor each other. We can’t be hurt by this, we have to accept it. Still, it’s challenging when relationships don’t work out, it can be painful. I mean there is a sense of loss, and I’ve had to move through that. Still sometimes you love certain people very much, but you just aren’t ready to work things through. You have to go away from each other, maybe for a long time, and take your own road.” 
- Tori Amos -

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