John O’Donohue quote

Your identity is not equivalent to your biography. There is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there’s a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you,  And I think the intention of prayer and spirituality and love is now and again to visit that inner kind of sanctuary.

John O’Donahue

The Inner Landscape of Beauty” an interview with Krista Tippett on American Public Media’s Speaking of Faith

Grandmother Wisdom

“It is essential to allow yourself to know what you know, instead of driving yourself to be. When there is so much striving to be and become, we don’t often recognize what it is we really want when it’s right there in front of us.”

                                Rita Pitka Blumenstein

                                           Grandmother’s Counsel the World, pages 47-47

Quote of the Day

“Writing is a living thing, growing from the heart and soul of the writer. Many will never achieve it. But to produce any honest, real writing is a great career, a fine profession, and a magnificent life.”

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On Writing the Truth by Margaret Atwood

“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself.  You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it. “

Page 234 The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

On Writing

“You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world… The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way … people look at reality, then you can change it.” ~James Baldwin