"Here’s how I became myself: mess, failure, mistakes, disappointments, and extensive reading; limbo, indecision, setbacks, addiction, public embarrassment, and endless conversations with my best women friends; the loss of people without whom I could not live, the loss of pets that left me reeling, dizzying betrayals but much greater loyalty, and overall, choosing as my motto William Blake’s line that we are here to learn to endure the beams of love."
— Anne Lamott (via ecstaticallyinspired)
(Source: onherway, via significances)
Posted 4 hours ago
"No real conversation can occur without some vulnerability. We often close the conversation by forcing ourselves to make a premature and sometimes absurd choice, even when there is no real threat to our person. We exaggerate and even create a sense of threat so we are saved from the necessity of a real dialogue."
— David Whyte, The Three Marriages. (via significances)
Posted 2 days ago