Bracketing is a sign of insecurity.
Ansel Adams (1902–1984)
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I am that bread of life.
Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Simultaneously with the expansion of his consciousness, the pupil comes to the realisation that everything that lives in time and space is alive because it carries within itself polarity and rhythm. He begins to see the secrets of creation. In that moment when the creative principle leaves the absolute and splits in two, the negative and positive pole, i.e., polarity, is born. Between the two there arises a pulsating connection, rhythm is born, and there begins the manifestation of life.
Selvarajan Yesudian and Elisabeth Haich: Yoga and Health. Unwin, 1953
The attunement of the world is of opposite tensions, as is that of the harp and bow.
The road up and the road down is one and the same. The beginning and end are common.
That which is at variance with itself agrees with itself.
Cool things become warm, warm cools, moisture dries, the parched get wet. It scatters and gathers, it comes and goes.
You might wonder what happened to evidence-based medicine, until you realize that to be accepted as evidence the work has to come from a prestigious institution like Harvard, has to be done by well-established scientists, has to be published in standard journals (whose club of editorial committees keep out really new ideas), has to be accepted by the governing bodies of the traditional medical profession, and, of course, must be double-blind.
Abram Hoffer (1917–2009)