Reflections and Inspirational Readings

Two universal and prime paths of transformation have always been available to every human being God has created: great love and great suffering.  Only love and suffering are strong enough to break down our usual ego defenses, crush our dualistic thinking, and open us up to Mystery.  They, like nothing else, exude the mysterious chemistry that can transmute us from a fear-based life to a love-based life.

“Opening the Door: Great Suffering and Great Love”
from The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See

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