Therefore, let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.― Doreen Valiente, Charge of the Goddess
I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts or my thoughts the result of my dreams.
― D.H. Lawrence
I am I.
And I won’t subordinate my taste to the unanimous judgment of mankind.
I am no wino but I’m no saint either. A medicine man shouldn’t be a saint. He should experience and feel all the ups and downs, the despair and joy, the magic and the reality, the courage and the fear… He should be able to sink as low as a bug, or soar as high as an eagle. Unless he can experience both, he is no good as a medicine man… You can’t be so stuck up, so inhuman that you want to be pure, your soul wrapped up in a plastic bag, all the time. You have to be God and the devil, both of them. Being a good medicine man means being right in the midst of the turmoil, not shielding yourself from it. It means experiencing life in all its phases. It means not being afraid of cutting up and playing the fool now and then. That’s sacred too.
–John Fire Lame Deer
Someone you haven’t even met yet is wondering
what it’d be like to know someone like you.
Wonder isn’t about finding answers; it’s about becoming more comfortable with questions.
— Leigh Ann Henion
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened.
But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
― Friedrich Nietzsche
Listen to me, your body is not a temple.
Temples can be destroyed and desecrated.
Your body is a forest—thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over,
no matter how badly you are devastated.
― Beau Taplin
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
― Nora Roberts