Nikki Gemmell quote

"Our natural and happiest life is when we lose ourselves in the exquisite absorption of home."

Nikki Gemmell

Born: 1966

Occupation: Author

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An emptiness rules at its core, a rottenness, a silence when one of you retires to bed without saying good night, when you eat together without conversation, when the phone's passed wordlessly to the other....

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Is it love, obsession, infatuation? You don't know. You think of a strange and beautiful word you read about once, Limerance, a psychological term, meaning an obsessive love, a state that's almost like...

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And I am in love with light. Lock me in the sunshine.

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Remember that the sudden decision to stop fighting, and just go with the flow, can be incredibly releasing. Resistance is just so draining. There is a beauty to gracious acceptance, an energy that leads...

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Alone you're refinding a glittering, a clarity, you're finding your distilled self. ...You think of the two types of aloneness you've known recently: this wonderful, sparkly, soul-refreshing type, and...

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Thomas Merton

Our Christian destiny is, in fact, a great one: but we cannot achieve greatness unless we lose all interest in being great. For our own idea of greatness is illusory, and if we pay too much attention to...

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When we relax about imperfection, we no longer lose our life moments in the pursuit of being different and in the fear of what is wrong.

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