"We are such stuff as dreams are made of; and our little life is rounded with a sleep."~Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act IV, Scene 1
"There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." ~Carl Jung
"We locked up our wisdom into our bonesAnd swallowed the keysThey sank in our rivers of bloodAnd we forgot the mapsBecause we had to forget the mysteriesTo keep them safe.We wove our hair into broomsAnd swept over our pathsAnd then burned the earth with our rageWe didn't teach our childrenIt was the only way to protect them,we thoughtBut in them we planted seeds, seeds and keysAnd told them stories and riddles and songsWith no roots, just tangled threadsThat would take years to unwindJust enough timeFor the rains to fall againand put out the firesFor the dams to breakFor the rivers to floodFor the pathsto be walked againFor the soil to breatheAnd as the old bones crumbleDeep beneath the rubbleWe find we've always had the keysOur stories and our mapsOur paths are revealed to someAnd the seeds grow againThe threads are unspunAnd woven again"~Amara Bronwyn Hollow Bones
"God has given you one face and you make yourselves another." ~ Hamlet
"Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves." ~ T.S.Eliot
"The DreamO God, in the dream the terrible horse beganTo paw at the air, and make for me with his blows,Fear kept for thirty-five years poured through his mane,And retribution equally old, or nearly, breathed through his nose.
Coward complete, I lay and wept on the groundWhen some strong creature appeared, and leapt for the rein.Another woman, as I lay half in a swoundLeapt in the air, and clutched at the leather and chain.
Give him, she said, something of yours as a charm.Throw him, she said, some poor thing you alone claim.No, no, I cried, he hates me; he is out for harm,And whether I yield or not, it is all the same.
But, like a lion in a legend, when I flung the glovePulled from my sweating, my cold right hand;The terrible beast, that no one may understand,Came to my side, and put down his head in love."
~ Louise Bogan
"The constrictions of the heart and mindCannot be measured like so many pounds of pressure--They simply are there to be worked with, to help us find our way to our true nature."~Phillip Moffitt
"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
"The struggle in caring for people is more oftenwith what you do not know than what you do. Medicine's ground state is uncertainty. And wisdom--for both patients and doctors--is defined by how one copes with it." ~ Atal Gawande
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