Testimonials & QuotesTestimonios y Citas

Two women are walking along a beach after a storm swept countless starfish up onto the sand, now dying in the sun.

As they talk, one reaches down every few paces to pick up a starfish and flick it back into the sea.

After a while, her friend points at the miles of beach and bursts out, ‘Why do you bother?! You’re not making any difference!’

Her friend replies, ‘It makes a big difference to the ones I touch.’       

One of the most remarkable things about human beings is that we do bother. Our altruism is unique among vertebrates. […] we don’t just feel the suffering of others, we want to help.”

~ Rick Hanson

 “Being conscious means to be aware of one´s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.; to be fully aware of or sensitive to something, having the mental faculties fully active; to be known to oneself; to be aware of what one is doing.” Dictionary.reference.com

“Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from inside” Dorothy Allison

“If we believe our sexuality is as simple as looking to our sexual behavior, we are only exploring the surface. The sexual behavior we engage in and enjoy is only one aspect of a sexual self. Other aspects include fantasy, desire, self-image, love archetypes, interpersonal dynamics, power, ego, spiritual elements, physical sensation and more.” Melissa Debian Fritchle

 

Two women are walking along a beach after a storm swept countless starfish up onto the sand, now dying in the sun.

As they talk, one reaches down every few paces to pick up a starfish and flick it back into the sea.

After a while, her friend points at the miles of beach and bursts out, ‘Why do you bother?! You’re not making any difference!’

Her friend replies, ‘It makes a big difference to the ones I touch.’       

One of the most remarkable things about human beings is that we do bother. Our altruism is unique among vertebrates. […] we don’t just feel the suffering of others, we want to help.”

~ Rick Hanson