“Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights.”
What would you say to a woman who is trying to find herself and what she loves to do in the world? And is worried about her future, making a living? Should she travel? To where? How does one become happier with herself and be at peace with her failures?
“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.”
“Duration is not the major concern. One can easily sit still an hour with closed eyes and accomplish nothing. One can as easily give [yourself] only an instant, and in that instant join with [spirit] completely. Perhaps the one generalization that can be made is this: as soon as possible after waking, take your quiet time, continuing a minute or two after you begin to find it difficult. You may find that the difficulty will diminish and drop away. If not, that is the time to stop.”