“Everyone, when they get quiet, when they become desperately honest with themselves, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.” -Henry Miller

“Suddenly I began to enjoy the art of speaking because it followed the art of listening.” -Terry Tempest Williams

“I did not find my voice- my voice found me” -Terry Tempest Williams

“What needs to be counted on to have a voice? Courage. Anger. Love. Something to say; someone to speak; someone to listen.” -Terry Tempest Williams

“If I don’t write it down, it doesn’t exist.”-  TTW

“My own voice continues to be found whenever I am being present and responding from my heart, moment by moment. My voice born repeatedly in the fields of uncertainty.”- TTW

“My own hand, with pen in place, bushwhacks through my psyche, cutting through the dense understory of random thoughts.” -TTW 

“There is an art to writing, and it is not always disclosure. The act itself can be beautiful, revelatory, and private.” -TTW

“I believe in the power of a loving community to render miracles.” _TTW

“Each time is a new journey with no maps.” Natalie Goldberg

“It’s a great opportunity to capture the oddities of your mind. Explore the rugged edge of thought. Like grating a carrot, give the paper the colorful coleslaw of your consciousness.”- NG

“An enemy is a person whose story has not yet been heard.”- Gene Knudsen Hoffman

“I believe we can change the world if we start listening to each other. Simple, honest, human conversation. Not mediation, negotiation, problem-solving, debate, or public meetings. Simple, truthful conversation where we each have a chance to speak, we each feel heard, and we listen well.”- Margaret Wheatly