The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. Max Lerner
Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.
A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” Mary Lou Cook
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.