Silence

“Many are avidly seeking, but they alone find who remain in silence… Those who delight in a multitude of words, even though they say admirable things, are empty within. If you love truth, be a lover of silence. Silence like the sunlight will illuminate you in God and will deliver you from the phantoms of ignorance. Silence will unite your soul to God.”
~ St Isaac the Syrian

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Acclimatizing

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shakur

Learning

“The point is that whatever one is trying to learn, it is necessary to have firsthand experience, rather than learning from books or from teachers or by conforming to an established pattern.”
~ Chogyam Trungpa