‘To renounce your individuality, to see with another’s eyes, to hear with another’s ears, to be two and yet but one, to so melt and mingle that you no longer know you are you or another, to constantly absorb and constantly radiate, to reduce earth, sea and sky and all that in them is to a single being, to give yourself to that being so wholly that nothing whatever is withheld, to be prepared for sacrifice, to double your personality in bestowing it: that is love.’
‘Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone.
It has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.’
Paul Tillich (1886-1965)
‘And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, don’t let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.’
‘In our deepest moments of struggle, frustration, fear, and confusion, we are being called upon to reach in and touch our hearts. Then, we will know what to do, what to say, how to be. What is right is always in our deepest heart of hearts. It is from the deepest part of our hearts that we are capable of reaching out and touching another human being. It is, after all, one heart touching another heart.’
Roberta Sage Hamilton