The Heart Within The Heart

David Price
3 min readMay 24, 2021
Weird, Fantastic, Beautiful and Odd

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

— Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


“A man who is ill-adjusted to the world is always on the verge of finding himself.”

Herman Hesse


“Il ne suffit pas de manger bio et de se chauffer au solaire. Il n’y aura pas de changement de société sans changement humain. Et pas de changement humain sans changement de chacun. J’espère que l’Humanité comprendra enfin que la grande mutation sera celle de l’âme humaine.”

— Pierre Rabhi


“Despite the collapse of the immediacy of mystery into the confines of history, this down-to-earth world is also a mythic place, an ongoing production fashioned and staged by eternity. Despite the pressing problems and mounting concerns, the issue is not so much saving the planet as saving humanity from itself again. When times become dark and difficult the issue for those on earth comes down to living authentically, to authenticating the purpose and meaning already present in each soul. The eloquence of creation and meaningful imagination continues to resonate and reverberate through the world and waits to be found where it has always resided in the heart within the heart, in the living stories that reconnect the mind and the heart as well as each heart to both heaven and earth.”

— Michael Meade

It seems we benefit more from our mistakes and the pain that results than the comforts and ease we experience in life. We all wish it weren’t so, but it’s hard to come to the insights and changes we need to make when everything passes swimmingly. We are so full of unconscious lack of empathy that we can’t be much of a help to others or even to ourselves most of the time.

When we suffer we finally start to realize what others are going through. If we are touched deeply enough we develop a sense of compassion, at least some of us do. Someone has said…

David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.