We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.

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Patience is the master key to every situation. One must have sympathy for everything, surrender to everything, but at the same time remain patient and forbearing.

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Well, nature did pretty well for the three billion years before we turned up, and it could do pretty well again if we learned to interfere less.

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I set up situations that involve abandoning control and finding out what happens.

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Funny how some things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach.

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I would love to satisfy all; but in trying to satisfy all, I may be able to satisfy none. I have, therefore, arrived at the conclusion that the best course is to satisfy one’s own conscience and leave the world to form its own judgment, favourable or otherwise.

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Descent is not about finding light but about going into the darkness and befriending it. If we remain there long enough, it takes on its own luminosity. It will reveal everything to us.

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I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.

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If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

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I don't know why we long so for permanence, why the fleeting nature of things so disturbs. With futility, we cling to the old wallet long after it has fallen apart. We visit and revisit the old neighborhood where we grew up, searching for the remembered grove of trees and the little fence. We clutch our old photographs. In our churches and synagogues and mosques, we pray to the everlasting and eternal. Yet, in every nook and cranny, nature screams at the top of her lungs that nothing lasts, that it is all passing away. All that we see around us, including our own bodies, is shifting and evaporating and one day will be gone.

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There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.

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It’s not a good time for control freaks.

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The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

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What I teach the people many times is that attitude and attention will determine the whole course of our lives. Get rid of fear and that is all you ever have to get rid of. Fear of anything at all.

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It is difficult to get a people to understand something when their salary depends upon their not understanding it.

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Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

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Noon one may keep as one will, but evening sets in of its own account.

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Without my intense experiences in the wilderness, which often brought me to my very limits, I wouldn't have known how far my own strengths extend and where they actually come from. In untamed nature, I learned to respect that which is uncontrollable, to accept it, and finally recognize it as an essential part of my own life.

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Endings seem to lie in wait.

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Your life runs a perfect curriculum, and the tuition is modest. If you miss the offerings this year, you can catch them next year. Again and again, it offers us a correspondence course in letting go: Introductory Letting Go, Intermediate Letting Go and Advanced Letting Go. Life does so not because what we are identifying with is bad, but because we are ready for something else, something further, something in some way deeper.

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It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it’s the place in between that we fear ... it’s like being in between trapezes. It’s like Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There’s nothing to hold on to.

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My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one day. He replied, “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.

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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

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