"The first function of mythology is to sanctify the place you are in."
"The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation. When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed."
"Running through the field of time is this energy which is the one energy that is putting itself into all these forms."
"The rational mind stresses opposites. Compassion and love go beyond pairs of opposites."
"We can choose to live in joy."
"We are all, in every particle of our being, precipitations of consciousness; we are, likewise, the animals and plants, metals drawing to a magnet and waters tiding to the moon. Today the planet is the only proper 'in group'."
"Our own life lives on the acts of other people."
"Heaven is the symbol of the eternal life that is within you. It's a basic aspect of yourself forever. That's the rapture."
"An old Apache storyteller reminds us: 'The plants, rocks, fire, water, all are alive. They watch us and see our needs. They see when we have nothing to protect us, and it is then that they reveal themselves and speak to us.'" Diane K. Osbon, editor
"When you have come past the pairs of opposites, you have reached compassion."
"Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, 'This is what I need.' It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment – not discouragement – you will find the strength is there."
"Mythology helps you to identify the mysteries of the energies pouring through you."
"Beyond that world of opposites is an unseen, but experienced, unity and identity in us all."