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Whatever we do, we should never think it is irrelevant; whatever we do, we should not conclude it is so important either. Between those two poles find your balance; between those two regions your talents will bloom.

~ Hafiz, January 23 in ‘A Year with Hafiz’

The dance of renewal, the dance that made the world, was always danced here at the edge of things, on the brink, on the foggy coast.

~ Ursula K Le Guin

And though I came to forget or regret all I have ever done, yet I would remember that once I saw the dragons aloft on the wind at sunset above the western isles; and I would be content.

~ Ursula Le Guin

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.

~ Anais Nin

The tasks that have been entrusted to us are often difficult. Almost everything that matters is difficult, and everything matters.

~ Rilke

Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld

~ Martha Beck

by listening with the same bowed head that sings
draw all things into one song, join
the sparrow on the lawn, and row that easy
way, the rage without met by the wings
within that guide you anywhere the wind blows

~ William Stafford

Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention

~ John O’ Donohue

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

~ W.B.Yeats

It is a whisper. You turn somewhere,
hall, street, some great event: the stars
or the lights hold; your next step waits you
and the firm world waits – but
there is a whisper. You always live so,
a being that receives, or partly receives, or
fails to receive each moment’s touch.

~ William Stafford

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