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Quotes on the common experience
The following quotes are a collection
of classical quotes, some of these quotes are centuries old, yet the words
still ring true in explaining the common experience of loss. For me, reading
words that were written centuries ago capturing the essence of the emotions
that I have felt, reinforces the knowledge that I am not alone in my grief.
Others have felt these emotions, lived through them and survived.
These quotes are arranged to take
you from loss, through transition, to healing and understanding a higher
purpose, to provide a transitional healing in the reading.
These collected quotes, edited
together in a healing sequence can more elloquently convey the underlying
meaning in Transitional Medicine, the driving force behind Journey of Hearts.
God will only mend a broken heart
when He is given all the pieces.
When it seems that our sorrow is
too great to be borne,
let us think of the great family
of the heavy-hearted
into which our grief has given
us entrance, and inevitably,
we will feel about us,
their arms and their understanding
If all our misfortunes were laid
in one common heap,
whence everyone must take an equal
most people would be contented
to take their own
Tears are the safety valve of the heartwhen
too much pressure is laid on.
In spite of everything, I still believe
people are really good at heart.
I will open my heart in trust that,
in ways I do not now understand,
my loved one will continue to be
present in my life.
Martha Whitmore Hickman
Learn to get in touch with silence
within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There
are no mistakes, no conincidences.
All events are blessings given
to us to learn from.
The comfort of having a friend
may be taken away--
but not that
There is in every heart a spark of
which lies dormant in the broad
daylight of prosperity,
but which kindles up and beams
and blazes in the dark hour of
The Divine Alchemist can miraculously
change a sorrowing heart of lead
into a golden mellowness
that sings praises through tears.
The most minute transformation is like
a pebble dropped into a still lake.
The ripples spread out endlessly.
In the depth of winter,
I finally realized that deep within
me there lay
an invincible summer.
Marquis de Vauvenargues
...Joy runs deeper than despair.
Corrie ten Boom
Sorrows come to stretch out spaces
in the heart---for joy.
In the sharing of our losses, our
hearts grow stronger.
Kirsti A. Dyer, MD,
Joy is a net of love by which your
can catch souls...
A joyful heart is the inevitable
result of a heart burning with love.
When we are mindful,
deeply in touch with the present
Our understanding of what is going
and we begin to be filled with
acceptance, joy, peace and love.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Without love and kindness
life is cold, selfish and uninteresting
and leads to distaste for everything.
the difficult becomes easy,
If we knew the power of kindness.
the obscure clear;
life assumes a charm and it's miseries
we should transform the world into
The effect of one good-hearted
person is incalculable.
And a New Understanding
You give but little when you give
of your possessions.
I have found
the paradox that if I love until it hurts,
It is when you give of yourself,
that you truly give.
is no hurt, but only more love.
Love is the Answer ...
John Lennon, Mind
The best and most beautiful things
in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
The Lord does not care so much for
the importance of our works
as for the love with which they
Teresa of Avila
What does love look like?
It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the
poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It was the ears to hear the sighs
and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like.
I think the
biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age
is the disease
of people feeling unloved.
I know that
I can give love for a minute,
and hour, for a day, for a month, but
I can give.
I am very
happy to do that, I want to do that.
Princess of Wales
Love is the one ingredient of which
our world never tires
and of which there is never an
It is needed in the marketplace
and in the mansions.
It is needed in the ghettos and
in the governments.
It is needed in homes, in hospitals,
and in individual hearts.
The world will never outgrow its
need for love.
C. Neil Strait
Love is Indestructible.
It's Holy Flame Forever burneth;
From Heaven it came, to Heaven
We cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with
Nothing is impossible, to the willing
things are accomplished by a healing heart.
Last Updated September 16, 1998
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