What I had been calling good and evil were simply the qualities of kindness and cruelty, generosity and selfishness, tenderness and aggression that we had evolved to survive in different environments and under different circumstances. And as Jane had said, we will do whatever it takes to survive in the world. If we live in a society with a reasonable standard of living and some degree of social justice, the generous and peaceful aspects of our nature are likely to prevail; while in a society of racial discrimination and economic injustice, violence will thrive.
- The Book of Hope, Jane Goodall
You may like to trust your own experience
To listen to it
To heed it
To realize there is far more to you than you have ever known
You are free to explore this new terrain
And discover and respond to the deeper meanings and directions in your life
If you so choose...
May all that is unforgiven in you be released
May your fears yield their deepest tranquilities
May all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love
- John O'Donohue