Although utterly destroyed, it is only through such breaking open that the acorn might become the oak. Discomfort, pain and difficulty often accompany too our own spiritual germination. After all, we are being planted in our own ground of being and must break open in order to grow.
January 13, 2015
You want to alleviate the pain. You seek painkillers in the form of distractions, friends, entertainment, or an anesthetizing drink. Of course, it works for a while; the soothing effect of that first gulp of wine, the comforting hug of a loving friend, the joyful escape of a good movie. ...