Have a dialogue between the two opposing parts and you will find that they always start out fighting each other until we come to an appreciation of difference, ... a oneness and integration of the two opposing forces. Then the civil war is finished, and your energies are ready for your struggle with the world.
Frederick Salomon Perls
Few great men could pass Personnel.
I have begun in old age to understand...that we seldom if ever realize how generous we are to ourselves, and just how stingy with others.
We can never know for certain where our prayers are likely to go, nor from whom the answers will come. Just when we think we are at our nearest to God, we could be assisting the Devil.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
The more internal freedom you achieve, the more you want: it is more fun to be happy than sad, more enjoyable to choose your own emotions than to have them inflicted on you by mechanical glandular processes, more pleasurable to solve your problems than to be stuck with them forever.
What is the use of running when we are on the wrong.
How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young.
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
I read On the Road in maybe 1959. It changed my life like it changed everyone else's.
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him.