Just because you’re lovesick, it doesn’t mean that you have to take the next pill that comes along.
Have I surrendered, or is this only a ceasefire?
So easily do we determine to count our blessings as curses when they become inconvenient, or fail to appeal to our appetites.
If our brain is a deck of cards, we are a few cards short in the reasoning and maturity suits.
~ “A Skeptic’s Guide to the 12 Steps”, by Phillip Z.
The harder we fight to hold on to our ideas, the more likely there’s value in loosening our grip a little.
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or of acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”