Mineko Iwasaki quotes

  • Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.
    -- Mineko Iwasaki

    #Sad #Heartbreak #Heartbroken

  • And we are not mountaintop sages who can live by consuming mist.
    -- Mineko Iwasaki

    #Sage #Mist #Live By

  • Cleaning is considered a vital part of the training process in all traditional Japanese disciplines and is a required practice for any novice. It is accorded spiritual significance. Purifying an unclean place is believed to purify the mind.
    -- Mineko Iwasaki

    #Spiritual #Practice #Discipline

  • Knowledge passes from dance teacher into the student through the process of mane, which is often translated as imitation, but learning to dance is more a process of total identification than of simple copying. We repeat the movements of our teachers until we can duplicate them exactly, until, in a sense, we have absorbed the teacher's mastery into ourselves. Artistic technique must be fully integrated into the cells of our bodies if we are to use it to express what is in our hearts, and this takes many years of practice.
    -- Mineko Iwasaki

    #Dance #Teacher #Heart

  • It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

  • She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short.

  • A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.

  • I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.

  • We need never be ashamed of our tears.

  • Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.

  • Real, sane, mature love—the kind that pays the mortgage year after year and picks up the kids after school—is not based on infatuation but on affection and respect.

  • There will be a time when you are forced to follow your heart away from someone you love.

  • You're gonna catch a cold from the ice inside your soul

  • Life is wonderful, so revel in its beauty. Be all you can be, and let go of the past. It is nothing but shadows.