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Mary Caroline Richards Quotes

Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.

Category: Action

Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of love into the desert? It is a frightening and sacred moment. There is no return. One's life is charged forever. It is the fire that gives us our shape.

Category: Adversity

To have character is to be big enough to take life on.

Category: Character

Inhabit ourselves that we may indeed do what we want to do.

Category: Choice

Who are enemies? Those who oppose each others will.

Category: Enemies

Our works and our play. All our pleasures experienced as the pleasure of love. What could be better that? To feel in one's work the tender and flushed substance of one's dearest concern.

Category: Enjoyment

It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve, and find in that obedience our freedom.

Category: Freedom

The imagination equips us to perceive reality when it is not fully materialized.

Category: Imagination

It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on.

Category: Perseverance

It is part of our pedagogy to teach the operations of thinking, feeling, and willing so that they may be made conscious. For if we do not know the difference between an emotion and a thought, we will know very little. We need to understand the components (of emotions) at work... in order to free their hold.

Category: Self-knowledge

Truth is reality.

Category: Truth