Archive for the ‘Words to Live By’ Category

Words to Live By

July 16, 2007

tubman.jpgI had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other. – Harriet Tubman

Words to Live By

June 18, 2007

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. – Anne Sexton

Words to Live By

June 16, 2007

I took the lamp and, leaving the zone of everyday occupations and relationships where everything seems clear, I went down into my innermost self, to the deep abyss whence I feel dimly that my power of action emanates. But as I moved further and further away from the conventional certainties by which social life is superficially illuminated, I became aware that I was loosing contact with myself. At each step of the descent a new person was disclosed within me of whose name I was no longer sure, and who no longer obeyed me. And when I had to stop my exploration because the path had faded from beneath my steps, I found a bottomless abyss at my feet, and out of it came—arising I know not from where—the current which I dare to call my life.

— Teilhard de Chardin