Tuesday, July 04, 2006


"Retreating into oneself to find purpose can be like straddling a boat leaving the dock, pulled in opposite directions by the intense desire of the mind for human involvement and the equally instense need of the soul for its own company. In the sheer immensity of solitude, when one can no longer draw energy from external sources, we come to see how much of what we habitually call meaningful purpose is merely the evasion of sitting still and meeting what is most difficult for us to receive with compassion - our own pain."
~Dawna Markova in I Will Not Die An Unlived Life

No comments: