“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.”—John Keats (via quotes-shape-us)
Despite the sorrow and the despair, despite the times when I thought I’d never make it, despite the days when the mind seemed like a torture chamber and the body a prison, despite the years of pain and profound alienation from my true nature, it has been a blessed life, a life of unspeakable riches, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, and it couldn’t have been any other way.
And if it all ends tomorrow, if the curtain falls, I will be reduced to a word, there will be only a single word left, and that word will be the word that started it all, and that word will be: Gratitude.
Thank you. For everything - the light and the darkness, the gain and the loss, the success and the failure, the pleasure and the pain, the joy and the sorrow, and for the unspeakable awareness in which it all came and went like birdsong.”—Jeff Foster (excerpt from ‘Falling In Love With Where You Are’)