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Quotations on Transformation
soon finds himself engaged
in creating himself.
the transformation of others
have constituted the
radical interest of our century,
whether in painting,
psychiatry, or political action.
pursuit of classical physics
forces a transformation
in the very heart of that physics.
First comes thought;
then organization of
that thought, into ideas and plans;
then transformation of
those plans into reality.
The beginning, as you
will observe, is in your imagination.
suffering may well be called a baptism,
a regeneration, the initiation
into a new state.
Suffering can be likened
to a baptism—
the passing over the
threshold of pain and grief and anguish
to claim a new state
Nature does not know extinction;
All it knows is transformation.
Does the pain
of one throbbing thorn matter if roses blossom around?
Some day the throb may
convey to the petals
a tremor that will evoke
in them dreams like the gentlest breath of spring.
Julia de Beausobre
The call of death
is a call of love.
Death can be sweet if
we answer it in the affirmative,
if we accept it as one
of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
... what we call
the end of the living animal is no longer a true finis,
but a simple transformation,
a transmutation of matter.
According to these irrefutable
death is hence no more
than a change of form,
an imperceptible passage
from one existence into another.
The most minute
transformation is like a pebble dropped into a still lake.
The ripples spread out
Two men looked through
the prison bars.
The one saw mud, the
And so the mystery
remains that we have sorrow so we can understand joy;
failure so we can recognized
success; pain, so we can relish pleasure.
Somehow, built into the
mystery of this duality in life
is a blueprint for growth
that has the potential for shaping us...
It is a paradox
of life that some of the best people we ever meet
are those who have suffered
a great deal.
Their lives are like
still waters that run very deep.
There's a quality of
that has been wrought through all the pain.
The collected Quotes
have been edited together in a healing sequence to take the reader from
loss, through transition, to healing. This sequence
more elloquently conveys the underlying purpose of Transitional
Medicine. The topics chosen—transition, transformation and
surviving—depict the essence of the Transitional
Medicine and represent three of emotions used in surviving
a loss and emerging with a new life. Follow the links below for the specific
The soul would have
no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
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