Sunday, June 28, 2009

love as the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth -- that dimension of our core reality where mind, body and spirit are one. (peck)

an individual does not need to be a believer in a religion to embrace the idea that there is an animating principle in the self - a life force - that when nurtured enhances our capacity to be more fully self-actualized and able to engage in communion with the world around us. (bell hooks)