quoted in “The Thorn and the Rose,” compiled and edited by Anthony Williams. From ARCS in our new Spring Issue: “Suffering.” (via parabola-magazine)
27. September 2014502 notes
A person who is beginning to sense the suffering of life is, at the same time, beginning to awaken to deeper realities, truer realities. For suffering smashes to pieces the complacency of our normal fictions about reality, and forces us to come alive in a special sense—to see carefully, to feel deeply, to touch ourselves and our worlds in ways we have heretofore avoided.