SORROW is the rain of remembrance falling upon the blossom of love
"There was a time I used to reject those who were not of my faith. Now my heart has grown capable of taking on many forms: a pasture for gazelles, a convent for Christians, a temple for idols, a Kaaba* for the pilgrim, a table for the Torah, a book of the Koran. My religion is love - whichever the route love's caravan shall take, that path shall be the path of my faith."
*The most sacred Muslim shrine, to be found in Mecca Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240)
"….often contradiction is the clearest way to truth"
"we are most clearly defined not by what we will do, but by what we will not do".
"…for we do not really know who we are are until we meet the opposite of who we perceive ourselves to be. We are as candles who need the darkness in order that we may see our own shining.In this sense all trauma that visits our life has within it the potential to be a magnificently radiant triumph of the human spirit"