“You know, for always trying to banish our pain we don't learn anything from it, and it can't help us to serve others, so we have to turn towards it. Allow ourselves to touch the pain of our life with some mercy and tenderness. When we realize just how precarious this life is - and it is absolutely precarious - then we don't want to waste a minute. Then we want to use our lives in a responsible way. We want to jump into our life fully. We want to tell the people we love that we love them.” - Frank Ostaseski
"I don't think we can help someone if we are trying to change them. Should I say that again? I don't think we can help someone if we are trying to change them. When compassion is present it's felt as this kind of attunement. It's as if our heart resonates as the other person. Ram Dass might call it a soul to soul meeting."
---- Frank Ostaseki