In relationship, Quotes, The Self

Solitude – Community

I have posted quite a few "things" about solitude, and wrote about what it is and why we need it.  It was even in a poem. Here are Parker Palmer's definitions of Solitude and Community which are truly compelling. And I so agree. They are states of being, not doing. What do you think? Solitude does not necessarily mean… Continue reading Solitude – Community

Living life, Quotes, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

Not knowing #quote

  Even as we begin, we look to a sure future. How could we know? Why need we know? Life’s thrill lay with the mysterious unknown. Being alive is to be with the uncertainty. ~ FlorenceT   © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.

Living life, Quotes, The Self

Love relationships for Valentine’s Day

On such a day, I am compelled to write. But of what? I could write about the commercialism of this day known as Valentine’s Day love renewed because of the call of Valentine’s Day affection expressed when compelled by Valentine’s Day faith in another inspired by Valentine’s Day romanticism, cynic or believer, occasioned by Valentine’s… Continue reading Love relationships for Valentine’s Day

Living life, Quotes, Reflection, Spirit & Soul, The Self

The Plight of Solitude

I often do things alone. I tell everyone who asked ‘why’ that I love my own company, and I do. I enjoy the freedom of ‘not minding’ and ‘not caring’ of another. I enjoy the opportunity for introspection and contemplation, as if I don’t do it enough. Why? These statements are simple enough, yet behind… Continue reading The Plight of Solitude

In relationship, Living life, Quotes

Selfish loving – Ayn Rand

“Love is blind, they say; sex is impervious to reason and mocks the power of all philosophers. But, in fact, a person's sexual choice is the result and sum of their fundamental convictions. Tell me what a person finds sexually attractive and I will tell you their entire philosophy of life. Show me the person… Continue reading Selfish loving – Ayn Rand

In relationship, Quotes

What can we gain…

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous. ~ Thomas Merton   © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The… Continue reading What can we gain…