I could have never planned the life I have. No lists or aspirational goals could have brought me to where I am now. The only advice I have, if you can even call it that, is to sit as close to heart as you can. It has plans for you, but you must be willing to enter its fire. Patience and devotion are its love language, so feed it well. Never steer from your bullhead, as it will bludgeon the spirit of true inspiration in you, only lead from the humblest part of you. Keep your head bowed, with the word mercy on your tongue, as you are eroded by tenderness and shown who you are. Take what is given, and feel the blessings living in you. Know that every moment is more than enough. Only when you can see this will you close the vast divide between you and your longing. This heartbeat in a body, this perfect iris of the eye, loved itself into being. This breath inside the breath in you is God incarnate. Follow this, know this, and thanks will be your only words and action.
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was Dostoevsky and Dickens who taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who ever had been alive. Only if we face these open wounds in ourselves can we understand them in other people
“Look at what you are. Look at it. Look at your anger; why are you angry? Look at your jealousy; why are you jealous? Look at your envy; why are you envious? Look at your insecurities and understand why. Look at your judgments; why do you judge? Look at your unmercy; why aren’t you merciful? And look at your laughter; where is it?”
— RAMTHA: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Reality
"True accountability, by its very nature, should push us to grow and change, to transform. Transformation is not to be romanticized or taken lightly. Remember, true transformation requires a death and a birth, an ending and a beginning. True accountability requires vulnerability and courage, two qualities that we are not readily encouraged to practice in our society."