-Hurriedness causes the soul to be hard and resistant. But taking time and going slow nurtures the soul.
-Taking one's time, especially in relationships, allows the other person to know he or she is worth the time.
-If we can learn to wait through the "natural silences" of life, we will be surprised by what awaits us on the other side.
-Be willing to try new things and keep trying new things even if you aren't good at them.
-Vulnerability is an important quality because it gives others access to our complexity.
-You don't have to hide them and there are ways to say how you feel that aren't going to hurt you or anybody else.
-Your neighbor is simply the person you happen to be with at the moment.
-Undesirable feelings or behaviors can be rerouted and released into excellence.
-Appreciate life's mysteries through the eyes of a child - never lose the ability to look at the world through your child's eye.
Gerald Sittser, A Grace Disguised:
We live life as if it were a motion picture. Loss turns life into a snapshot. The movement stops; everything freezes.
If someone knows who he is, really knows, then he doesn't need to hate.
Love. That's what makes persons know who they are.