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  • “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
  • “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
  • “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
  • “What you seek is seeking you.”
  • “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
  • “Dance, when youre broken open. Dance, if youve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when youre perfectly free.”
  • “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
  • “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
  • “Forget safety.
    Live where you fear to live.
    Destroy your reputation.
    Be notorious.”
  • “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
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