"Briefly we follow
the chuckle and rush
of a well-fed stream
that swallows and swells
with the still-melting snow
until it loses itself
in a lough, a mountain tarn
filmed with crisp ice
that now flashes sunlight,
a mirror of brightness,
a memory, a mystery:"
— John Montague, from section II of “Border Sick-Call,” in The Southern Review: A Special Issue: Contemporary Irish Poetry and Criticism (vol. 31, no. 3, July 1995)
"Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find it again."
— Anaïs Nin (via portionsofeternity)
(Source: larmoyante, via gnostix1)
"Sensation establishes what is actually present, rational thinking enables us to recognize its meaning, feeling tells us its value, and intuition points to possibilities as to whence it came and whither it is going in a given situation."
— Carl Jung (via alternative-health)
(Source: h--e-r--e, via gnostix1)