Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see. Leslie Jamison
An idol is... a truth based on insufficient evidence but maintained by constant affirmation within the tribe of believers. Curtis White.
Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see…And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom. Anais Nin
When you genuinely lose your illusion, you begin to marvel at things, because you don't have the answers anymore. Sam Keen
...weapons are made by the human mind. So they can be unmade by the human mind! The Shambhala warriors know that the dangers that threaten life on Earth do not come from evil deities or extraterrestrial powers. They arise from our own choices and relationships. Joanna Macy
Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul...speak the language that tells us what only language can: how to see without pictures. Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Toni Morrison
I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's social union. W. H. Auden "Talking to Mice"
There's the way that light shows in darkness, and it is extremely beautiful... I think it essentializes the experience of being human to see light in darkness. Emil Ferris
...in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart. Louise Bogan
Fierce beauty….wenches me out of the ongoing hour, immersing me in itself...When I return to adversity that had turned my minded body to full uproar, I have a cleaner purchase on it, I am newly alert to practicable ways of dealing with it,.. Alice Koller
Writers lead us with their words, rousing us to response, but also bringing solace, guidance, and warning - making it as clear as can be that expression is not ornament to the deed, but a kind of deed itself. Sven Birkerts