Quotes from the Common Bowl

You cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
~C.S. Lewis

Look at the facts of the world. You see a continual and progressive triumph of the good. I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.
~Theodore Parker

Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience, we just need help learning how not to run away.
~Pema Chödrön

The degree to which you are willing to embrace the pain of recovery, is the degree to which you will experience healing.
~Anonymous

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
~George Eliot

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.
~Anatole France

If you live in the dark a long time and the sun comes out, you do not cross into it whistling. There is an initial uprush of relief at first, then- for me, anyway-a profound dislocation. My old assumptions about how the world works are buried, yet my new ones aren’t operational. There’s been a death of sorts, but without a few days in hell, no resurrection is possible.
~Mary Karr

Always be a work in progress.
~Emily Lillian

(Curated and adapted for KUF from the 2018 Soul Matters materials for the theme ‘EMERGENCE’ and other sources by Rev. Beckett Coppola.)