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purple.jpg“Here’s the thing, say Shug. The thing I believe, God is inside you and inside everybody else. You come into the world with God. But only them that search for it inside find it. And sometimes it just manifest itself even if you not looking, or don’t know what you’re looking for. Trouble do it for most folks, I think. Sorrow, lord.” 

source: Alice Walker. (1982). The color purple. New York: Washington Square, p.177. image:


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  1. This is a great little quote and oh how I know it to be true! The tougher things are the harder I practice. It’s kind of easy to slide along the surface when things are going well. My teacher talks about the compassionate side of suffering which was an amazing concept to me. But suffering, as Alice Walker is pointing out her causes us to wake up! (if we’re lucky)

    Bows to you,


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