“Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share your heart with others.”
~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
“The way of tenderness is an experiential, non-intellectual, heartfelt acknowledgment of all embodied difference. It is a flexibility of perception, rather than a settling into belief.”
~ Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
"Knowledge gathers wood and flint and gut. Wisdom conjures a cranky playable fiddle from the gatherings. People who have been bathed in grief and a love for life play some small magnificence on those fiddles together, and sing their unknown songs, and make human culture.”
~ Stephen Jenkinson
“The Soul’s Desire is always to experience itself through its material Identity, while the aspiration of Identity is to realize itself as Soul. They are as two lovers locked together, moving differently to the same song.”
"A life truly lived constantly burns away veils of illusion, burns away what is no longer relevant, gradually reveals our essence, until, at last, we are strong enough to stand in our naked truth."
~ Marion Woodman
“We live in a kind of a dark age, craftily lit with synthetic light, so that no one can tell how dark it has really gotten. But our exiled spirits can tell. Deep in our bones resides an ancient singing couple who just won't give up making their beautiful, wild noise. The world won't end if we can find them."
~ Martin Prechtel
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
~ Martha Graham
“Thought will fuck you up. See, it's heart not head.”
~ Bob Dylan
Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know.”