"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
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via rochelledelaroche)
"Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing."
— Rachel Remen
"You have to find the right distance between people. Too close, and they overwhelm you, too far and they abandon you."
— Hanif Kureishi
(Source: ryannxp, via songsofwolves)