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    You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart--your stories, visions, memories, songs: your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is really all you have to offer us, and it's why you were born.

    102
  2. 9

    Human lives are hard, even those of health and privilege, and don't make much sense. This is the message of the Book of Job: Any snappy explanation of suffering you come up with will be horseshit.

    105
  3. 8

    I thought the secret of life was obvious: be here now, love as if your whole life depended on it, find your life's work, and try to get hold of a giant panda.

    117
  4. 7

    Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

    128
  5. 6

    Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.

    142
  6. 5

    Nothing heals us like letting people know our scariest parts: When people listen to you cry and lament, and look at you with love, it's like they are holding the baby of you.

    156
  7. 4

    Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.

    159
  8. 3

    Dogs are the closest we come to knowing the divine love of God on this side of eternity.

    190
  9. 2

    Some people have a thick skin and you don’t. Your heart is really open and that is going to cause pain, but that is an appropriate response to this world. The cost is high, but the blessing of being compassionate is beyond your wildest dreams.

    199
  10. 1

    I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

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    I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

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    Whatever you use to keep the pain at bay robs you of the fleck and nuggets of gold that feeling grief will give you.

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    Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.. You need to start somewhere.

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    Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes... Including you.

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    Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes... including you.

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