Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person. ln those transparent moments we know other people’s joys and sorrows, and we care about their concerns as if they were our own.
I believe in cultivating opposite, but complementary views of life, and I believe in meeting life's challenges with contradictory strategies. I believe in reckoning with the ultimate meaninglessness of our existence, even as we fall in love with the miracle of being alive. I believe in working passionately to make our lives count while never losing sight of our insignificance. I believe in caring deeply and being beyond caring. It is by encompassing these opposites, by being involved and vulnerable, but simultaneously transcendent and detached, that our lives are graced by resilience and joy.
I thought narcissism meant you loved yourself. Then someone told me there is a flip si...- Emily Levine
May your life preach more loudly than your lips.- William Ellery Channing
The fullness of life is in the hazards of life.- Edith Hamilton
Bad reviews come with everything. I've been getting them my whole life.- Will Friedle
I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion-and where it isn't, that's w...- Ram Dass
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