The greater the tension, the greater is the potential.
We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
I feel empty, not because of sadness, but because of relief, all the tension flowing out of me.
If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
It is my belief that the most challenging photographs are those that create a tension between what we refer to as the real and the imaginative.
You must not only learn to live with tension, you must seek it out. You must learn to thrive on stress.
Life is not a struggle, not a tension. Life has not to be suffering. Life is bliss
The tension between what is, and what we dream of, is important. Not to discount what we have, but to hold onto that middle ground, because it's in there that the magic happens.
This withdrawal from the day's turmoil into creative silence is not a luxury, a fad, or a futility. It dissolves mental tensions and heals negative emotions.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
Tension is the great integrity.
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed.
Music is like a huge release of tension.
I think a lot of contemplation happens in bathtubs. It does for me. Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what's going to happen next.
Is there not too much tension in the world at present, and might it not be better if more people were slackers?
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
A warrior of the light...never confuses tension with anxiety.
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem.
Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use. We can look for every opportunity to give and receive love, to appreciate nature, to heal our wounds and the wounds of others, to forgive, and to serve.
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
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