Pearls of Prose

My personal journey has involved a lot of reading and, when I come across articles, essays, blog sites or posts that particularly speak to me, or which help to awaken something sleeping within me, this is where I share them.

“To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvellous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the gentle affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us…that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.”

– Pablo Neruda

Pema Chodron

“Don’t go letting life harden your heart…We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have this choice.Bodhicitta, the completely open heart and mind, is sometimes called ‘the… Continue reading Pema Chodron

Ben Okri

“In the beginning there was a river. The river became a road and the road branched out to the whole world. And because the road was once a river it was always hungry.In that land of beginnings spirits mingled with the unborn. We could assume numerous forms. Many of us were birds. We knew no… Continue reading Ben Okri

John O'Donohue

“Solitude is one of the most precious things in the human spirit. It is different from loneliness. When you are lonely, you become acutely conscious of your own separation. Solitude can be a homecoming to your own deepest belonging. One of the lovely things about us as individuals is the in-commensurable in us. In each… Continue reading John O'Donohue

Quotes to Inspire

“Every true act, everything that is good and joyful and fruitful on earth, is lived destiny, destiny that has become self.
In each one of you there is a call, a will, an impulse of nature…”