A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on pain, understanding, daily miracles, heart, serenity, grief, and seasons

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Contributed by: Darren

A Quote by unknown on help, love, understanding, and friendship

"There were two men standing across from each other, each in desperate need of a helping hand. They reached out to each other, but their fingers barely touched. The man on the right wondered why the other man wouldn't reach just one inch more. Finally, frustrated, he reached forward and clasped the other man's hand. When the other man tried to hug him, he stepped back.
"Why didn't you reach just one more inch?" he demanded.
The other man was astonished.
"One more inch?" he asked. "To me it seemed like you were miles away."


Contributed by: Amber

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on embracing, understanding, and balance

'Embracing' is the key to the understanding of how to balance polarities. The waters of a brook do not accuse the rock of being in its path. The water does not say: 'Rock, I hate you, do not stand in my way or I wash you away.' The water says: 'Hi there, Rock, I grant you the right to be there, but I desire to create my energies elsewhere' -- and now the water giggles around the rock. We can learn from the water. It does not fear or hate the rock, it does not resist it either. In this sense the act of embracing should be understood.

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 127

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on love and understanding

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do and crosswise to our purposes? For love to bridge these opposites through joy it must not eliminate or deny them.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Contributed by: Rachel

A Quote by RaSun on artist, seed, brave, live, flower, soil, contemplationm water, understanding, beautiful, maker, unique, love, beauty, and dream

"Artists are the seeds, brave enough to live and flower before humanity. Our soil is contemplation, our water, its understanding. Whether my petals be beautiful to another, to I and The Maker, they are Unique and yet, only equally as beautiful as any other. Some call that being a Dreamer. I call it, being Belov'ed."


Source: Me.

Contributed by: RaSun

A Quote by Kent Wilson on understanding, faith, love, and life

Mankind understands Love as the ant understands the tree... Otherwise we would no longer be human.  Rather, we would be awakened Gods in the flesh.

Kent Wilson

Source: Ancient One's writings

Contributed by: Ancient One

A Quote by U.G. Krishnamurti on u g, krishnamurti, understanding, question, search, realization, and language

You know, this dialogue is only helpful when we come, both of us, to a point and realize that no dialogue is possible, that no dialogue is necessary. When I say 'understanding', 'seeing', they mean something different to me. Understanding is a state of being where the question isn't there any more; there is nothing there that says "now I understand!" -- that's the basic difficulty between us. By understanding what I am saying, you are not going to get anywhere.

U.G. Krishnamurti

Source: The Mystique of Enlightenment

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by U.G. Krishnamurti on u g, krishnamurti, understanding, questions, search, realization, language, seeker, and answers

The questioner has to come to an end.  It is the questioner that creates the answer; and the questioner comes into being from the answer, otherwise there is no questioner.

U.G. Krishnamurti

Source: The Mystique of Enlightenment

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by U.G. Krishnamurti on u g, krishnamurti, understanding, life, death, soul, knowledge, questions, and answers

You have no way of knowing anything about your death, now or at the end of your so-called life.  Unless knowledge, the continuity of knowledge, comes to an end, death cannot take place.  You want to know something about death: you want to make that a part of your knowledge.  But death is not something mysterious; the ending of that knowledge is death.  What do you think will continue after death?  What is there while you are living?  Where is the entity there?  There is nothing there -- no soul -- there is only this question about after death.  The question has to die now to find the answer -- your answer; not my answer -- because the question is born out of the assumption, the belief, that there is something to continue after death.

U.G. Krishnamurti

Source: The Mystique of Enlightenment

Contributed by: Nalini

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