Cleansing Quotes

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Erik Pevernagie
“Many think they play the last act. With life in turmoil, they seem to live the setup of a shattering countdown. To an insistent appeal for crucial answers, they only receive evasive responses or killing silence. But since the banks of their patience are bursting, an intractable cataclysm disturbs their interior world. Yet, this disruption might allow them to restore their emotional power by cleansing the oppressive environment and purifying the air that they breathe. ("Corporeal prison".)”
Erik Pevernagie

J.M. Coetzee
“Scapegoating worked in practice while it still had religious powers behind it. You loaded the sins of the city on to the goat’s back and drove it out, and the city was cleansed. It worked because everyone knew how to read the ritual, including the gods. Then the gods died, and all of a sudden you had to cleanse the city without divine help. Real actions were demanded instead of symbolism. The censor was born, in the Roman sense. Watchfulness became the watchword: the watchfulness of all over all. Purgation was replaced by the purge.”
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

“If you don't smell good, then you don't look good.”
Katy Elizabeth

Storm Constantine
“I have been writing now for over a week. I find it cleansing, refreshing; it is good for me.” (p.531)”
Storm Constantine

Richard Llewellyn
“Pain is a good cleanser of the mind and therefore of the sight. Matters which seem to mean the world, in health, are found to be of no import when pain is hard upon you.”
Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

“we need deep cleansing of our thoughts on and often so that we can recharge our energy for our own health, happiness and purpose”
kishore Bansal

Laura Staley
“Too many things in too small a space cut off flow, block creativity, and bury beauty, much like a bad cold can make it hard to breathe. Remove things from this space today.”
Laura Staley

Lee Goldberg
“Guilt and fear are a kind of rot. It spreads unless it's cleaned. And there's only one way to do that.”
Lee Goldberg, Mr. Monk on the Couch

“Destroy yourself. Be on the edge of it all, and right before that weird place tells you to let it go completely; let the energy go in all directions. Falling on your face will never be fun, or purposeful. You don't own energy; you own the inertia!”
James Emlund

“Find YOUR Balance.”
Kayla Rose Kotecki, DAMN THE DIETS: How To Recover From Restrictive Diets, Neurotic Exercising, Eating Disorders and Body Degrading

“The cold and crystal clear water, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul...”
El Fuego

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Whenever you feel down, take a long walk in nature.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Idries Shah
“Careful preparation is necessary before people can perceive something which is there all the time.”
Idries Shah

Bryant McGill
“Allow your pain to cleanse you and burn away what needs to die.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

“people who walk around in the rain naked
don't get wet: they get washed”
Hone Tuwhare, Deep River Talk: Collected Poems

Donald L. Hicks
“Never be afraid to cry. Sometimes, nothing can cleanse the heart more than a few wet tears.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

Alexandra Chauran
“Be as a seed, a seed for change. Allow my gift to grow and rearrange. Multiple blessings for many. For those with none, let there be plenty. p64”
Alexandra Chauran, Clearing Clutter: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual

Karen Kingston
“Every aspect of your life is anchored energetically in your living space, so clearing clutter can completely transform your entire existence.”
Karen Kingston

Suzy Valtsioti
“I will gather up a lifetime of things unsaid, write them down, and then offer them all to be lit up for security and burned. All at once.
And then I can watch the whole thing turn to ash. The whole damn thing.
Light the match, and watch it burn.
What a loaded bonfire that would be though, if this gets burned when I finish filling up the whole book.
What a cleansing experience that will be!
If flames could speak, what a story they would tell.
They say that the original bonfires were the burning up of bones. Bad bones. Bad people. Enemies. Turning bones to ash. And it was the burning up of curses and all things bad as well. God knows we have had and still have enemies, and even curses. Real ones.”
Suzanne Valtsioti, Mallias The Greek Gangster the story of a card cheat

“Taking the time to cleanse our homes, to re-establish our physical energies, and to refresh our spiritual lives, can only bring renewed benefits into our lives, and a return of true health.”
Runa Pigden

Daša Drndić
“...wars are orgies of forgetfulness. The twentieth century has archived vast catacombs, tunnels of information in which researchers get lost and in the end abandon their research, catacombs that ever fewer people enter. Stored away---forgotten. The twentieth century, a century of great tidying that ends in cleansing; the twentieth century, a century of cleansing, a century of erasure. Language perhaps remains, but it too is crumbling.”
Daša Drndić, Belladonna

“The time of persecution and opposition is a time of cleansing”
Sunday Adelaja

Christopher Moore
“It’s a note. Let me read it for you. ‘Couldn’t anyone else see that they were all slaves of Satan? I had to cleanse the world of their evil. I am the hand of God. Why else would security have let me into the building with an assault rifle in my suitcase? I am a divine instrument.’” Tommy paused and looked up. “That’s all I have so far, but I’ll guess I end it with an apology to my mom. What do you think?”
Christopher Moore, Bloodsucking Fiends

“Confession leads to cleansing.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Catherine Nixey
“Many treated his sudden conversion to Christianity with profound suspicion and more than a little distaste. This man of ‘evil disposition’ and ‘vicious inclinations’ had converted, wrote one non-Christian historian, not because of any burning heavenly crosses but because, having recently murdered his wife (he had – allegedly – boiled her in a bath because of a suspected affair with his son), he had been overcome by guilt. Yet the priests of the old gods were intransigent: Constantine was far too polluted, they said, to be purified of these crimes. No rites could cleanse him. At this moment of personal crisis Constantine happened to fall into conversation with a man who assured him that ‘the Christian doctrine would teach him how to cleanse himself from all his offences, and that they who received it were immediately absolved from all their sins’. Constantine, it was said, instantly believed.”
Catherine Nixey, The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

“No confession, no cleansing.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Without confession, there is no cleansing.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Having spent the morning weeding, pruning and bringing the garden to near perfection, I took a moment to sit on the old garden bench to catch my breath, brush the dirt from my hands, and wipe the sweat from my brow. And scanning my handiwork, I realized that I did not make the garden beautiful. Rather, I just cleared away everything that had kept the beauty from being seen. And I thought, should we not do the same with our souls?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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