Confusion isn’t pathology, it’s path. It has one thing to point out us that whitened, reflective readability might by no means reveal. There’s knowledge contained in the uncertainty, however it’s only launched right into a psychic surroundings of curiosity, curiosity, embodiment, and heat.

The sensation of disconnection isn’t neurotic, it’s clever. It has one thing to point out us that oneness might by no means reveal. Journey contained in the felt sense, although the hidden passageways, and you can find the emissaries awaiting. The allies of multiplicity aren’t at struggle with unity, however fellow vacationers with them on a journey of wholeness.

We’re neither “separate” nor “one,” however the erupting holding discipline through which the energies of “separate” and “one” interpenetrate and dance the relative into being. Neither of those ideas are majestic sufficient to include the thriller of the soul. Whereas we could have a choice for unity and oneness over multiplicity and differentiation, it could seem that love doesn’t share this bias and is prepared always to equally make use of both of its manifestations to be its envoy right here.

These guests of uncooked, achy, lonely damaged openness aren’t neuroses to be cured or errors to be remedied. The shaky vulnerability isn’t pathology, it’s path. As our notion is cleansed, we see that these ones aren’t obstacles, however passionate, craving requests into the tending to the misplaced grief, pleasure, rage, and peace of the unlived life.

The liberty we lengthy for won’t ever be discovered within the eradication of the undesirable, however solely in deeper layers of attunement to the love and the data it carries.

At occasions the burning can appear insufferable. Such is the character of the human coronary heart. We could burn till we’re translucent, however it’s by means of this burning that wholeness is revealed.

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