“The truth is — genuine connection is ease. It is peace. When you find it, you will know. You will feel seen, you will feel like you are being mirrored back to yourself, like you are discovering the shadow of your own heart in another human being.
Slowly, through loving the right people, you will come to realize that the human beings who are meant for you in this world will not exhaust you, or hollow you out, or leave you feeling like you are hard to love. Slowly, you will come to realize that you do not have to romanticize the things in this life that hurt. You do not have to run towards the fire. Love does not have to feel like a fight, does not have to feel like battle, does not have to wound.
…You have to focus on the people in your life who bring you back home to yourself. You have to focus on standing up for that kind of connection, on honoring that calm, because it exists. It exists.”
— Bianca Sparacino
Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.
— Brené Brown
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home.”
~ Australian Aboriginal Saying
“Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.”
‘I believe consciousness can influence reality.’
— John Carentino, consciousness researcher
Are we vehicles of consciousness creating a reality we don’t like? Are we that powerful? Are we that unconscious of our power? The idea that we are prisoners of our unconscious idea that reality is imposed on us, that there’s nothing we can do about it, is almost funny. But what if it’s true? What if we’re actually using our creative powers to trap ourselves in a dystopia caused by our unquestioning belief in it?