A Quote by Henri Nouwen on love, bodies, unity, and touch

Your body needs to be held and to hold, to be touched and to touch. None of these needs is to be despised, denied, or repressed. But you have to keep searching for your body's deeper need, the need for genuine love. Every time you are able to go beyond the body's superficial desires for love, you are bringing your body home and moving toward integration and unity.

Henri Nouwen

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Marilyn Monroe on lonely, alone, self, loneliness, and touch

It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.

Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Susan Griffin on sex, touch, and communion

To make love is to become like this infant again.  We grope with our mouths toward the body of another being, whom we trust, who takes us in her arms.  We rock together with this loved one.  We move beyond speech.  Our bodies move past all the controls we have learned.  We cry out in ecstasy, in feeling.  We are back in a natural world before culture tried to erase our experience of nature.  In this world, to touch another is to express love; there is no idea apart from feeling, and no feeling which does not ring through our bodies and our souls at once.

Susan Griffin

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 45 (Pornography and Silence)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Jeni Couzyn on bodies, words, language, touch, and connection

The way towards each other is through our bodies.
Words are the longest distance you can travel
so complex and hazardous you
lose your direction.

Jeni Couzyn

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 49 The Way Towards Each Other

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by David Abram on earth, bodies, senses, sensuailty, region, place, touching, and touch

There is an intimate reciprocity to the senses; as we touch the bark of a tree, we feel the tree touching us; as we lend our ears to the local sounds and ally our nose to the seasonal scents, the terrain gradually tunes us in turn. The senses, that is, are the primary way that the earth has of informing our thoughts and of guiding our actions. Huge centralized programs, global initiatives, and other ‘top down” solutions will never suffice to restore and protect the health of the animate earth. For it is only at the scale of our direct, sensorial interactions with the land around us that we can appropriately notice and respond to the immediate needs of the living world.

Yet at the scale of our sensing bodies the earth is astonishingly, irreducibly diverse. It discloses itself to our senses not as a uniform planet inviting global principles, but as this forested realm embraced by water, or a windswept prairie, or a desert silence. We can know the needs of any particular region only by participating in its specificity – by becoming familiar with its cycles and styles, awake and attentive to its other inhabitants.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 268

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A Quote by Olga Broumas on death, mourning, god, breath, inspiration, healing, massage, and touch

When you
died I didn't
weep nor dream but knew you
like a god breathe in
each healing we begin.

Olga Broumas

Source: from "Touched" in Perpetua

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Mr. on the lord, lives touched, helping, touch, and mr prophet

People rarely see the effects they have on the people whose lives they touch but The Lord does.  

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Ewen Lewis on heart, love, religion, touch, and way

"Everyone's got a heart.  Find a way to touch it!"

Ewen Lewis

Source: Ewen Lewis

Contributed by: Ewen

A Quote by unknown on heart and touch

There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart.


Contributed by: Seajaye

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on smile, touch, caring, listening, complementing, love, and kindness

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Living, Loving, and Learning

Contributed by: Vicki

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