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The dark is the mystery that holds the unpredictable—the possible. It is the blank screen upon which to project all that is unsolved and unloved in our hearts. — Bill Plotkin Read Unknowing: Week 2 Summary
I have often been threatened with death. I do not believe in death without resurrection. If I am killed, I shall arise in the Salvadoran people. — Óscar Romero Read Persecuted for My Sake
We are called to be both the agony and the ecstasy of God—for the life of the world. It is a process of “oneing” with Foundational Reality, at-one-ment. — Richard Rohr Read Searching for Meaning
To look life straight in the eye, to see its pain and to see its beauty—this is an essential part of glimpsing the way forward. — John Philip Newell Read Knowledge of Good and Evil
Healthy religion shows you what to do with your pain, with the absurd, the tragic, the nonsensical, the unjust and the undeserved. — Richard Rohr Read Transforming Pain
If we are created in God’s image, and if there is so much suffering in the world, then God must also be suffering. — Richard Rohr Read Suffering Love
Contemplation can be a displacement of the ordinary, a temporary refuge when human suffering reaches the extent of spiritual and psychic dissolution. — Barbara Holmes Read Rupture of the Ordinary
Tonglen reverses the usual logic of avoiding suffering and seeking pleasure. To the degree that we open to our own pain, we open to the pain of others. — Pema Chödrön Read Suffering: Week 1 Summary
Truly, my life is one long hearkening unto my self and unto others, unto God. — Etty Hillesum Read Gazing upon the Mystery
We have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. — Etty Hillesum Read Redemptive Suffering

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