01 August 2009

Embrace It

"Some of us have a hard time believing that we are actually able to face our own pain. We have convinced ourselves that our pain is too deep, too frightening, something to avoid at all costs. Yet if we finally allow ourselves to feel the depth of that sadness and gently let it break our hearts, we may come to feel a great freedom, a genuine sense of release and peace, because we have finally stopped running away from ourselves and from the pain that lives within us."
Wayne Muller

Another even better Wayne Muller quote about suffering is at Jen X'x blog-- the name "blogger" undermines the beauty of her writing ability. Check her out!