"Great sleep dreams seduce and sometimes torture. The best ones can almost break our heart when we awaken from them and find ourselves back…here. I’m talking about those exceedingly rare dreams we’ve all had over the course of our lives so splendid or sexy or momentous or idyllic or every one of those things combined that we never want them to end and are genuinely distraught on waking and these luminous moments and images immediately begin to vanish into our never-very trustworthy memory. No romantic moments in waking life have ever been greater than those in that one walk-in-the- forest dream you had when you were 19. The dream with the 101% perfect mate who evaporated like morning mist as soon as you woke. Or the magnificent candlelight meal in that Austrian gasthaus where both the mood and the meal tasted like the gods had prepared them only for you. And remember the bliss you felt on meeting your dead parent (brother, sister, best friend…) in some unimportant place—an empty parking lot or a small rural airport. You sat together just like the old days and spoke about things that brought you peace and a heart-filling reminder of the strength of the love that lost person once had for you when they were alive."
— Jonathan Carroll ( from the new novella)
"The fact that our heart yearns for something Earth can’t supply is proof that Heaven must be our home."
— C.S. Lewis (via actorslifeforme)
"Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts."
— Marianne Williamson (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: childrenofthetao, via thatkindofwoman)