Staying with the changing qualities of anger in the mind/body, the words in the mind, the images, the denseness in the body, we discover under all this anger a deep sadness. Omitting nothing, the investigation continues into the sadness, all the moments of not having, all the frustrated griefs of a lifetime, and beneath that sadness we discover an ocean of love beyond our woldest dreams. ~Stephen Levine
As one matures in spiritual life, one becomes more comfortable with paradox, more appreciative of life`s ambiguities, its many levels and inherent conflicts. One develops a sense of life`s irony, metaphor, and humor, and a capacity to embrace the whole, with its beauty and outrageousness, in the graciousness of the heart. (Stephen Levine)
~ Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. It is also the most fruitful. To heal means to meet ourselves in a new way — in the newness of each moment where all is possible and nothing is limited to the old.
Each moment we touch suffering with love we are healed. What a miracle to send forgiveness and love into that which we have so often met with fear and loathing. To meet our pain and illness with loving kindness instead of hatred and anger brings a new trust in life. (Stephen Levine)