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Friday, September 12, 2008

Hidden Treasures

In rejecting change, we often cheat ourselves. That is, the quest for something is part of the important process of finding our strength and greatness, or maybe, even, realizing that the love we have been given can be trusted. Hidden treasures may, indeed, come in unattractive wrappings, and it is natural to prefer the known to the unknown. Life often offers more than our instincts and biases will accept and, maybe even, allow. Beyond the horizon of comfort is grace and mystery. Releasing our preconceived ideas about life may actually encourage experience of life. If the loss of emotional or spiritual integrity is the source of our suffering, pain may be an important source in healing this suffering, paradoxically. In avoiding pain and looking to find comfort at all cost, we may be left without compassion or intimacy.

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