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The last eighteen months have been some of life’s most grueling for so many, me included. They’ve also brought the greatest gifts I’ve ever known. I am grateful beyond measure.

“Drink water from the spring where horses drink. The horse will never drink bad water. Lay your bed where the cat sleeps. Eat the fruit that has been touched by a worm. Boldly pick the mushroom on which the insects sit. Plant the tree where the mole digs. Build your house where the snake sits to warm itself. Dig your fountain where the birds hide from heat. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time with the birds—you will reap all of the days golden grains. Eat more green—you will have strong legs and a resistant heart, like the beings of the forest. Swim often and you will feel on earth like the fish in the water. Look at the sky as often as possible and your thoughts will become light and clear. Be quiet a lot, speak little—and silence will come in your heart, and your spirit will be calm and full of peace.”

—Saint Seraphim of Sarov

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“Everyone has the right to believe in anything they want. And everyone else has the right to find it fucking ridiculous.”

—Ricky Gervais

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The challenge of our time

“You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.”

—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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“You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean.”

—Alan Watts

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“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”

―Robert A. Heinlein

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“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.” —John Paul Jones

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“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” —Alan Watts

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“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”

—Chuck Palahniuk

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“The hands that help are better than the lips that pray.” ―Robert Ingersoll

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