If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.
— Thomas Merton (via modernhepburn)
We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation. We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds — the strength to overcome them and the lessons that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise.
— Caroline Myss, Ph.D (via mirroir)
I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit. (via mirroir)