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  • #1
    “No daylight to separate us.

    Only kinship. Inching ourselves closer to creating a community of kinship such that God might recognize it. Soon we imagine, with God, this circle of compassion. Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins so that the margins themselves will be erased. We stand there with those whose dignity has been denied. We locate ourselves with the poor and the powerless and the voiceless. At the edges, we join the easily despised and the readily left out. We stand with the demonized so that the demonizing will stop. We situate ourselves right next to the disposable so that the day will come when we stop throwing people away.”
    Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

  • #2
    “We must go down to the very fundamentals of life. For any merely superficial ordering of life that leaves its deepest needs unsatisfied is as ineffectual as if no attempt at order had ever been made.”

  • #3
    Christena Cleveland
    “The biases we hold against other groups have the ability to wreak havoc on our crosscultural interactions. Before we enter into such interactions, we must do the difficult work of addressing our biases and blind spots.”
    Christena Cleveland, Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart

  • #4
    Christena Cleveland
    “we adopt an inclusive identity, we are more likely to see how other groups can help us and are more willing to receive constructive criticism from them.”
    Christena Cleveland, Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart

  • #5
    Anaïs Nin
    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
    Anais Nin

  • #6
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #7
    Anaïs Nin
    “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
    Anais Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

  • #8
    Anaïs Nin
    “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?”
    Anais Nin

  • #9
    Anaïs Nin
    “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.”
    Anais Nin

  • #10
    Anaïs Nin
    “Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.”
    Anais Nin

  • #11
    Anaïs Nin
    “The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
    Anais Nin

  • #12
    Georgia O'Keeffe
    “I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”
    Georgia O'Keeffe

  • #13
    Maya Angelou
    “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #14
    Maya Angelou
    “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #15
    “Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
    Rumi, The Essential Rumi

  • #16
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Courage is found in unlikely places.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #17
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Courage is grace under pressure.”
    ernest hemingway

  • #18
    Maya Angelou
    “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #19
    Brené Brown
    “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
    Brene Brown

  • #20
    Mary Oliver
    The Journey

    One day you finally knew
    what you had to do, and began,
    though the voices around you
    kept shouting
    their bad advice --
    though the whole house
    began to tremble
    and you felt the old tug
    at your ankles.
    "Mend my life!"
    each voice cried.
    But you didn't stop.
    You knew what you had to do,
    though the wind pried
    with its stiff fingers
    at the very foundations,
    though their melancholy
    was terrible.
    It was already late
    enough, and a wild night,
    and the road full of fallen
    branches and stones.
    But little by little,
    as you left their voices behind,
    the stars began to burn
    through the sheets of clouds,
    and there was a new voice
    which you slowly
    recognized as your own,
    that kept you company
    as you strode deeper and deeper
    into the world,
    determined to do
    the only thing you could do --
    determined to save
    the only life you could save.”
    Mary Oliver

  • #21
    Erma Bombeck
    “It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”
    Erma Bombeck

  • #22
    Vincent van Gogh
    “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
    Vincent Van Gogh

  • #23
    Audre Lorde
    “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
    Audre Lorde

  • #24
    Maya Angelou
    “I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #25
    Brené Brown
    “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”
    Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

  • #26
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “Nobody who says, ‘I told you so’ has ever been, or will ever be, a hero.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin

  • #27
    “The creative adult is the child who has survived.”
    Julian F. Fleron

  • #28
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

  • #29
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination

  • #30
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin

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