Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Few Quotes

So it's the new moon in Aries, that's a big push for renewal & strength, but boy, there sure is a lot going on for me -- I'm updating my Etsy shop for the first time in ages! I joined Handmade Philly! And a Witches Meetup! I've been exercising & getting out for 6am runs, which was wildly intimidating at first. Plus, I've just scored the job interview of my dreams (the work involves exotic animals) and then there's the big party to-dos later that I can't freaking wait for. New friends! Good food! Smoke sessions! Still need to sew up some presents. Not gonna lie, the days are still topsy-turvy, there's still a sorrow in my heart, but I'm starting a new love affair with 2010. Hopefully the world doesn't end before I really start going, ha. Um.

Anyway, in lieu of more substantial material, here's some quotation goodness:

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning, a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
— Bruce Lee (THE Bruce Lee? Sweet.)

First there is a mountain. Then there is no mountain. Then there is.
— Zen koan

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
— Kahlil Gibran

No matter how painful [an] ordeal may be, it must be treated as an adventure. Keep in mind that, up until this point, every ordeal’s purpose has been to prepare you for the kind of life you are now living. See where current circumstances are leading you, and how they are changing your life, and use this information to find out where you are going. It is an honor to know that you have been worthy of instruction. Remember that you placed yourself where you are now. Remember the ancient dictum: “I will interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with my Soul.”
— Gerald del Campo

I'd never encountered the last quote until today, but it's awesome when unexpected things reaffirm how you've been feeling all along. Like, yeah, I'm on a path here. Not the prettiest, not the most extravagant, but still dazzling for its being mine.

(quotes via dedroidify, via Living with Magick)

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