A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on belonging, tao, taoism, self, wisdom, and intuition

Everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don't seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don't belong.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Pema Chodron on humanity, loneliness, life, and belonging

Better to join in with humanity than to set ourselves apart.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Rob Brezsny on responsibility, empowerment, ecology, belonging, ownership, stewardship, and pronoia

Imagine that the whole world belongs to you.  The birch trees in New Hampshire's White Mountains are yours, and so are the cirrus clouds in the western sky at dusk and the black sand on the beaches of Hawaii's big island.  You own everything, my dear sovereign - the paintings in all the museums of the world, as well as the internet and the wild horses and the roads.

Please take good care of it all, OK?  Be an enlightened monarch who treats your domain with reverent responsibility.  And make sure you also enjoy the full measure of fun that comes with such mastery.  Glide through life as if all of creation is yearning to honor and entertain you.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 277

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Pablo Neruda on winter, snow, metaphor, earth, belonging, hands, meadows, and fields

I am a book of snow,
a spacious hand, an open meadow,
a circle that waits,
I belong to the earth and its winter.

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: Winter Garden (A Kagean Book) (Spanish Edition), Pages: 33 (Winter Garden)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on cities, country, belonging, and home

A city man is a home anywhere, for all big cities are much alike. But a country man has a place where he belongs, where he always returns, and where, when the time comes, he is willing to die.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 108

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Wendell Berry on earth, belonging, togetherness, green, environment, ecology, and world

The Earth is what we all have in common.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)


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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, belonging, and independence

Human beings "belong" to some minor comity or enclave of faith at the expense of the clarity and autarkia of their intelligence and conscience, of course.  "Belonging" is another way of saying:  "capitulating to."

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by John O'Donohue on belonging and transformation

The hunger to belong is not merely a desire to be attached to something.  It is rather sensing that great transformation and discovery become possible when belonging is sheltered and true.

John O'Donohue

Source: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, Pages: 22

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on marriage and belonging

He felt married to her, that was all.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby, Pages: 117

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