Forgiveness

Forgiveness is…. the refusal to be possessive about the original wound; it is the act of letting the wound have its own life so that it can heal, mostly by re-imagining itself, and not by our telling the story again and again from the point of the one who carries […]

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Going Home Again

I was convinced you can’t go home again. Now I know better. Nothing is more untrue. I know you go back over and over again, seeking the self you left behind. -Helen Bevington

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Baryshnikov on Creativity

When a dancer comes onstage, he is not just a blank slate that the choreographer has written on. Behind him he has all the decisions he has made in life…. Each time, he has chosen, and in what he is onstage you see the result of those choices. You are […]

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Suffering

When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool. -Chinua Achebe

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What You Bring Forth

If you bring forth what is within you, it will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, it will destroy you. -The Gnostic Gospels

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What We Store

“We store in memory only images of value. The value may be lost over the passage of time…but that’s the implacable judgment of feeling: This, we say somewhere within us, is something I’m hanging on to.” -Patricia Hampl, I Could Tell You Stories

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The Dalai Lama on Health

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present: the result being […]

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Jung on the Shadow

“The real existence of an enemy upon whom one can foist off everything evil is an enormous relief to one’s conscience. You can then at least say, without hesitation, who the devil is; you are quite certain that the cause of your misfortune is outside, and not in your own […]

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