Favorite Quotes for the New Year
“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?” – Rumi
“Let sorrowful longing dwell in your heart. Never give up, never lose hope. God says, ‘The broken ones are my beloved.’ Crush your heart. Be broken.” – Shaikh Abu Saeed Abil Kheir
“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” – Agatha Christie
Do not remember the former things,
or consider the things of old.
I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18-19
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
– from The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Happy New Year, friends!