22 June

indexAll that you touch
You Change.
All that you Change
Changes you.
The only lasting truth
is Change.
God
is Change.

Change
is the one unavoidable,
irresistible,
ongoing reality of the universe.
To us,
that makes it the most powerful reality,
and just another word for
God.

Octavia Butler, born on 22 June 1947, American science-fiction author († 2006), Sun in Cancer, Moon in Leo.

 

 

Other personalities born today:

Erich Maria Remarque, born on 22 June 1898.

Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying – a little shove toward the end.

You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal—no one will see it. But when a button is missing—everyone sees that.

 

Dan Brown, born 22 June 1964.

Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.

 

Kay Redfield Jamison, born on 22 June 1946, American author.

When people are suicidal, their thinking is paralyzed, their options appear spare or nonexistent, their mood is despairing, and hopelessness permeates their entire mental domain. The future cannot be separated from the present, and the present is painful beyond solace. ‘This is my last experiment,’ wrote a young chemist in his suicide note. ‘If there is any eternal torment worse than mine I’ll have to be shown.

We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds. In whatever way we do this–through love, work, family, faith, friends, denial, alcohol, drugs, or medication, we build these walls, stone by stone, over a lifetime.

 

Erin Brockovich, born on 22 June 1960.

If you follow your heart, if you listen to your gut, and if you extend your hand to help another, not for any agenda, but for the sake of humanity, you are going to find the truth.