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Despair finds fertile ground in an indigestible truth. Often, it will not let up until we face these darker truths about ourselves and our world.
Patience is the ability to hang in there with feelings that appear to be going nowhere.
I am human, nothing human is alien to me.
Painful emotions challenge us to know the sacred in the broken
When a flower opens, it opens equally to sun and rain.
In the Jewish tradition, doubt and despair are not sacrilegious. They are not signs of weak faith or spiritual sin. On the contrary, struggling with God, arguing with God, fighting with God, even accusing God of crimes against humanity—these are all very much a part of the Jewish, particularly the Hasidic, soul.
Tears are the medium of the ego’s surrender to death.
Here we put the teaching on our hearts so that when they break, the teachings will fall in.
[To] master our sorrows, we must know how to be fully immersed in emotion, yet not ruled by it
We search in the light for what we would find in the dark.
A grief deferred is a grief prolonged. There are no short-cuts in the alchemy of the dark emotions.
Our faith is not faith until it’s tested.
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