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But, of course, the dark doesn’t go away. The world is made of dark and light, as are we. If we seem to succeed in banishing it, it pops up in another place, sooner or later, often with greater force, and takes us by surprise.

Sometimes we instinctively or unconsciously avoid seeing something until we are ready to see it, until the time is right for us to see it, when we can “make something” of it and not be simply confused or overwhelmed by it.

Eyes, the Soul, Knowing – Sharon Balentine

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We avoid suffering only at the great cost of distancing ourselves from life. In order to live fully we may need to look deeply and respectully at our own suffering and at the suffering of others. In the depths of every wound we have survived is the strength we need to live. The wisdom our wounds can offer us is a place of refuge. Finding this is not for the faint of heart. But then, neither is life.

My Grandfather’s Blessings – Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging – Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

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How much of the world had I missed while living in my head?

Gloria Steinem

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