Henry David Thoreau ~ As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” ...... let them be LOVE!
Down, 1961 by Fan Ho ~ "Just as there is beauty in the light, the shadow holds it's own muted allure and of both shades there are songs and dances and revelry and sorrow. They are one and the same, different sides of the same coin, a mirror image looking at itself. The only thing that sets them apart, and will continue to divide these two spectrums, is our perception of the 'fact' that one is light and one is shadow." ~ Kensi Brianne Smith
Facing the darkness, admitting the pain, allowing pain to be pain, is never easy. This is why courage–big-heartedness–is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey, because if we fail to let pain be pain, then pain will haunt us in nightmarish ways. We will become pain’s victims instead of the healers we might become. --Matthew Fox