Longing

A Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on woman, time, peace, quiet, and longing

Traditionally we are taught, and instinctively we long, to give where it is needed - and immediately.  Eternally; woman spills herself away in driblets to the thirsty, seldom being allowed the time, the quiet, the peace, to let the pitcher fill up to the brim

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Source: "Gift from the Sea"

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by John O'Donohue on celtic spirituality, soul, and longing

For too long, we have believed that the divine is outside us.  This belief has strained our longing disastrously.  This is so lonely since it is human longing that makes us holy.  The most beautiful thing about us is our longing;  this longing is spiritual and has great depth and wisdom.  If you focus your longing on a faraway divinity, you put an unfair strain on your longing.  Thus it often happens that the longing reaches out towards the distant divine, but, because it over-strains itself, it bends back to become cynicism, emptiness or negativity.  This can destroy your sensibility.  Yet we do not need to put any strain on our longing.  If we believe that the body is in the soul and the soul is divine ground, then the presence of the divine is completely here, close with us.

John O'Donohue

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Sylvia Plath on love and longing

I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

Sylvia Plath

Contributed by: hannahbee

A Quote by St. John of the Cross on yearning and longing

Yearning: It needs to hurt in order to be worthy of the word. Otherwise it is just wanting.

St. John of the Cross

Source: St. John of the Cross

Contributed by: Dhyan Salima

A Quote by Meister Eckhart on god, longing, desire for god, and soul

The soul must long for God in order to be set aflame by God's love; but if the soul cannot yet feel the longing, then it must long for the longing. To long for the longing is also from God.

Meister Eckhart (c.1260 - c.1327)

Contributed by: gzusgirl

A Quote by Anne Hillman on anne hillman, the dancing animal woman, longing, being, be who you are, passionate, aliveness, love, yearning, real, depth, heart, authentic, and authenticity

I did not know I was on a search for passionate aliveness.  I only knew I was lonely and lost and that something was drawing me deeper beneath the surface of my life in search of meaning.  There is a hunger in people to go to those deep depths; to know that our lives are sacred; that our hearts are truly capable of love.  It is a yearning to be all the we can be.  A longing for what is real. 

Anne Hillman

Source: Anne Hillman, The Dancing Animal Woman

Contributed by: Robin

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on void, love, and longing

There is a void in your soul,
      ready to be filled.
You feel it, don't you?
You feel the separation
      from the Beloved.
Invite Him to fill you up,
      embrace the fire.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: There is a Candle in Your Heart, trans. Sharam Shiva

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on teaching, longing, and management

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Contributed by: vibeke

A Quote by Pablo Neruda on love, regret, pain, and longing

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: Twenty Love Poems: And a Song of Despair (Twentieth Century Classics), Pages: 79

Contributed by: Jeannette

A Quote by Fred Rogers on longing, love, lovable, helping, loving, and help

I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable and, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving.

Fred Rogers

Contributed by: a-life

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