“Grace is neither gentleness nor fragility. Grace is treating yourself, others, and even inanimate objects with respect.”

Kamand Kojouri

“Let us give thanks
for our shadows—
they exist in the first place
because of the presence of light.”

Kamand Kojouri

“Ignorance might be bliss. But self-forgetfulness is pure ecstasy.”

Kamand Kojouri

“You need to keep hurting
until you realise
you never needed to hurt
in the first place.”

Kamand Kojouri

“A spark
of every fire we seek
is already within us.”

Kamand Kojouri

IF
you wait until you find
something appropriate
to speak up for,
something convenient
that directly concerns you
and attacks your beliefs,

THEN
eventually,
when the day arrives,
you might also find
you have forgotten
how to s p e a k.”

Kamand Kojouri

“If on any given day you don’t cry from rejoicing in the beauty of the world, then you have not lived that day.”

Kamand Kojouri

“You only feel powerless because your fear has given your power to the object of your fear. Once you realise this, you can claim it back.”

Kamand Kojouri

“Until you see beauty everywhere,
in every face,
until then,
you are blind.”

Kamand Kojouri

“You must have hope in a better future and have faith in this hope. But then you must forget your hope and focus on this moment now.”

Kamand Kojouri