The human heart has the unique ability to dream and, with the same energy can suppress that dream. Not so often but sometimes, the human heart will pursue that dream with all it’s might until that dream becomes a reality. It is not just in some, it is in everyone.
— WM (via towardsmyexcellence)
April 16, 2014 at 8:09am
Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself
— Thomas Merton /v. whiskey river
The cure for anything is salt water - tears, sweat, or the sea.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
— Nikos Kazantzakis /v. whiskey river
March 24, 2014 at 2:23pm
Even now, all possible feelings do not yet exist, there are still those that lie beyond our capacity and our imagination. From time to time, when a piece of music no one has ever written or a painting no one has ever painted, or something else impossible to predict, fathom or yet describe takes place, a new feeling enters the world. And then, for the millionth time in the history of feeling, the heart surges and absorbs the impact
— Nicole Krauss /v. whiskey river