“We have to face the pain we have been running from. In fact, we need to learn to rest in it and let its searing power transform us.”

Charlotte Joko Beck

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”

Carl Jung

“The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.”

M. Scott Peck

“The door of my heart is open, no matter who you are, no matter what you’ve ever done. My love for you is unconditional.”

Ajahn Brahm

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.”

Marianne Williamson

“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.”

“Life is suffering.”

The Buddha

“The truth is everything about me that irritates you are parts of you, you’re unwilling to accept. Which is why you misinterpret my sincerity for arrogance. My jokes for egoism. My play as war.

Despite that, there is nothing that will taint my view of you, because when I look upon you, all I see is love. Nothing you say that is so hateful will ever change that, and I believe that alone scares you far more than anything else in this world. Because it means you are lovable.”


“Perfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, but I do not cling.”

Anthony de Mello