We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.— Thomas Moore
The most astonishing Thomas Moore quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
T'is the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone.
Quote from CARE OF THE SOUL...Thomas Moore ...to the soul, the most minute details and the most ordinary activities, carried out with mindfullness and art, have an effect far beyond their apparant insignificance.
A soulmate is someone to whom we feel profoundly connected, as though the communicating and communing that take place between us were not the product of intentional efforts, but rather a divine grace.
Some early writing say that when people kiss, they exchange the soul, that it's between their mouths and tongues that the soul is exchanged. And so the kiss is more of a soulful connection maybe than intercourse and other ways of being together. A kiss asks a lot from you. I think it asks a lot from a person to really kiss.
There is no way to re-enchant our lives in a disenchanted culture except by becoming renegades from that culture and planting the seeds for a new one.
The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul.
An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love, and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sensation of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant.
The soul doesn't distinguish between good and bad as much as between what is nutritious and what isn't. Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world.
Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her hand she bore.
We let a river shower its banks with a spirit that invades the people living there, and we protect that river, knowing that without its blessings the people have no source of soul.
Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth; Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth.
With what a deep devotedness of woe I wept thy absence - o'er and o'er again Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain, And memory, like a drop that, night and day, Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!
This heart, my own dear mother, bends, With love's true instinct, back to thee!
Sweet flowers alone can say what passion fears revealing.
The past, the future: - two eternities!
A few moments of silence may be all the meditation we need at times.
Our homes could have a little space for withdrawal and quiet, and even a small garden could offer some distance from noise.
Every season hath its pleasure; Spring may boast her flowery prime, Yet the vineyard's ruby treasuries Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time.
The young May moon is beaming, love. The glow-worm's lamp is gleaming, love. How sweet to rove, Through Morna's grove, When the drowsy world is dreaming, love! Then awake! - the heavens look bright, my dear, 'Tis never too late for delight, my dear, And the best of all ways To lengthen our days Is to steal a few hours from the night, my dear!
[Angels] guide us to become spiritual people for the pleasure of it.
.. because the spiritual life itself has a great deal of beauty and real satisfaction, even pleasure. And this is what the soul needs.
Silence is not an absence of sound but rather a shifting of attention toward sounds that speak to the soul.
This is the right time, and this is the right thing.
A philosopher being asked what was the first thing necessary to win the love of a woman, answered, Opportunity!
To love you was pleasant enough. And, oh! 'tis delicious to hate you!
What's important is finding out what works for you.
It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without having a critic, forever, like the old man of the sea, upon his back.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Most, if not all, problems brought to therapists are issues of love.
It makes sense that the cure is also love.
When Time who steals our years away Shall steal our pleasures too, The mem'ry of the past will stay, And half our joys renew.
Pythagoras asks that we not let a friend go lightly, for whatever reason.
Instead, we should stay with a friend as long as we can, until we're compelled to abandon him completely against our will. It's a serious thing to toss away money, but to cast aside a person is even more serious. Nothing in human life is more rarely found, nothing more dearly possessed. No loss is more chilling or more dangerous than that of a friend.
It is precisely because we resist the darkness in ourselves that we miss the depths of the loveliness, beauty, brilliance, creativity, and joy that lie at our core.
Faith, Fanatic faith, once wedded fast to some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.
In our prayer and meditation we hope for fulfilling ordinary life.
Like the stain'd web that whitens in the sun, grow pure by being purely shone upon.