When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.― Émile Zola
There is a sense of peace when you find your purpose.
In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.-Georg Cantor
I’m grateful to intelligent people. That doesn’t mean educated. That doesn’t mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What black old people used to call ‘mother wit’ means intelligence that you had in your mother’s womb. That’s what you rely on. You know what’s right to do. ~Maya Angelou
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou
It is time to stop seeking answers. The shaman has a need to dance, to tell his story. Let the universe remain a mystery but allow the song to be heard.
One reason we have trouble talking about this is that we’re working with insufficient language. Dying is a sacred experience, and if you try to characterize it in the language of individual freedom — “I have the right to do what I want with… my body” — you miss what people are actually facing at the end of their lives. They don’t want to assert their individual rights. They want to be held in the arms of a loving community while they and their family go through the ordeal of death.-Katy Butler