Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)
Contributed by: Zaady
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.
The basic anxiety, the anxiety of a finite being about the threat of non-being, cannot be eliminated. It belongs to existence itself.
Boredom is rage spread thin.
Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.
The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
There is no condition for forgiveness.
Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.
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