Here are some quotes that reflect Elizabeth's perspective and approach to her work.
"Take all your loss, hurt and hope ~~ gather them up into a great pure ache until the Beloved has no choice but to kiss your naked heart."
"Love and Compassion are Necessities-Not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive."
- Dalai Lama
"In the midst
of winter I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer."
This is the kind of friend you are. Without making me
realize my soul's anguished history, you slip into my house at night and
while I am sleeping, you silently carry off all my suffering and sordid
past in your beautiful hands.
- Beautiful Hands, by Hafiz
Look for the good in all people and things, and leave
the rest to God.
a woman spoke, saying, Tell us of Pain. And he said, Your pain is the breaking
of the shell that encloses your understanding.
if you learn to listen and heed the signals being given, you can bring yourself
back onto the path you have chosen and have greater abundance and freedom
in your life.
at the end, if we are brave enough to love, if we are strong enough to forgive,
if we are generous enough to rejoice in another's happiness, and if we are
wise enough to know that there is enough love to go around for us all, then
we can achieve a fulfillment that no other living creature will ever know,
we can reenter paradise."
- From "How Good Do We Have to Be" by Rabbi Harold Kushner
your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world)
and you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you
hear is the deepest secret nobody knows (hear is the root of the root
and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
which grows higher than the soul can hope or the mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that is keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
- a poem by e.e. cummings
minute I heard my first love story, I started searching for you, not knowing
how blind that was, Lovers don't finally meet they're in each other all
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