Quotes from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions

Sue Monk Kidd ·  240 pages

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“Back in the autumn I had awakened to a growing darkness and cacophony, as if something in the depths were crying out. A whole chorus of voices. Orphaned voices. They seemed to speak for all the unlived parts of me, and they came with a force and dazzle that I couldn't contain. They seemed to explode the boundaries of my existence. I know now that they were the clamor of a new self struggling to be born.”
― Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions


“That's the sacred intent of life, of God--to move us continuously toward growth, toward recovering all that is lost and orphaned within us and restoring the divine image imprinted on our soul.”
― Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions


“I don't hold to the idea that God causes suffering and crisis. I just know that those things come along and God uses them. We think life should be a nice, clean ascending line. But inevitably something wanders onto the scene and creates havoc with the nice way we've arranged life to fall in place.”
― Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions


“If you can’t be still and wait, you can’t become what God created you to be.”
― Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions


“I said to my soul, be still, and wait. . . .                           So the darkness shall be the light,                           and the stillness the dancing. T. S. ELIOT”
― Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions



“To know exactly where you’re headed may be the best way to go astray. Not all who loiter are lost.”
― Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions


“Patience is everything. RAINER MARIA RILKE”
― Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions


“To constantly relive the past is to miss out on the present.”
― Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions


About the author

Sue Monk Kidd
Born place: in Sylvester, Georgia, The United States
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