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Jalaluddin Rumi
“Respond to every call
that excites your spirit.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Alan W. Watts
“For man seems to be unable to live without myth, without the belief that the routine and drudgery, the pain and fear of this life have some meaning and goal in the future. At once new myths come into being – political and economic myths with extravagant promises of the best of futures in the present world. These myths give the individual a certain sense of meaning by making him part of a vast social effort, in which he loses something of his own emptiness and loneliness. Yet the very violence of these political religions betrays the anxiety beneath them – for they are but men huddling together and shouting to give themselves courage in the dark.”
Alan W. Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”
Jalaluddin Rumi

Jeanette Winterson
“He: What’s the matter with you?

Me: Nothing.

Nothing was slowly clotting my arteries. Nothing slowly numbing my soul. Caught by nothing, saying nothing, nothingness becomes me. When I am nothing they will say surprised in the way that they are forever surprised, "but there was nothing the matter with her.”
Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries

Jalaluddin Rumi
“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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