“Under the present brutal and primitive conditions on this planet, every person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. we have never seen a man or woman not slightly deranged by either anxiety or grief. we have never seen a totally sane human being.“ — Robert Anton Wilson
You don’t heal from grief. You reconnect with your loving soul, which was never grieving, never traumatized, always free.”
Dass, Ram; Bush, Mirabai. Walking Each Other Home (p. 118). Sounds True. Kindle Edition.
I have seen myself lose intolerance, narrowness, bigotry, complacence, pride, and a whole bushel-basket of other intellectual vices through my contact with Nature . . . The raw materials to make this growth possible, though, do not come from introspection or selfishness. They come from the application of lessons from without—the influence of environment, repeating itself over and over again on the sensitive plate of the brain and being transformed there, as sunshine and floods are transformed in the leaf of the plant, into material for the beautifying of the mind and the enriching of the soul. You have it in your power only to keep the brain sensitive to impressions and the heart and mind and soul adaptable to growth; you have “the power to vary,” and the extent to which you utilize and benefit from that power depends on you and no one else.
⚘ Luther Burbank
I remember being told: “When there is agitation, look where there is no agitation.” So if you have agitation inside, then go and look at a tree. It’s not agitated. It’s doing what it needs to do. Go and watch the ants work when they’re gathering crumbs. Just look at something that’s working and let it ground you.
∆ Fiona Apple, interviewed for Pitchfork
Most people carry around at least a little excess baggage filled with painful memories from the past, guilt, low level relationships or energy draining situations. That is why it’s important to take time to analyze what you’re carrying around that is no longer serving you so you can release it.