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“Dear God, I am so afraid to open my clenched fists! Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to? Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands? Please help me to gradually open my hands and to discover that I am not what I own, but what you want to give me.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen


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Clenched fists

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“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher

The soul of the artist

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“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss

Weirdly ever after

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You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will leave in torment if you don’t trust enough. – Frank Crane

Frank Crane on trust and torment

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When we were children, we used to think that when we grew up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability, to be alive is to be vulnerable. – Madeleine L’Engle

“…to grow up is to accept vulnerability, to be alive is to be vulnerable.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Here is the ultimate irony of the divided life: live behind a wall long enough, and the true self you tried to hide from the world disappears from your own view! The wall itself and the world outside it become all that you know. Eventually, you even forget that the wall is there — and that hidden behind it is someone called “you.” – Parker Palmer

.@parkerjpalmer on the irony of a divided life

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We are never so vulnerable as when we love. – Sigmund Freud

#Freud on #love and vulnerability

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