• The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words

    Rachel Naomi Remen
  • Most of us lead far more meaningful lives than we know. Often finding meaning is not about doing things differently; it is about seeing familiar things in new ways

    Rachel Naomi Remen
  • When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do

    Rachel Naomi Remen
  • Perhaps wisdom is simply a matter of waiting, and healing a question of time. And anything good you've ever been given is yours forever

    Rachel Naomi Remen
  • Everybody is a story. When I was a child, people sat around kitchen tables and told their stories. We don't do that so much anymore. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us to live a life worth remembering

    Rachel Naomi Remen
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