"You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking."
~ Maya Angelou

September 24, 2011

The Phoenix Process

Our lives ask us to die and to be reborn every time we confront change.  Change within ourselves and change in our world.  

When we descend all the way down to the bottom of a loss, and dwell patiently, with an open heart, in the darkness and pain, we can bring back up with us the sweetness of life and the exhilaration of inner growth.  When there is nothing left to lose, we find the true self.  The self that is whole, the self that is enough, the self that no longer looks to others for definition, or completion, or anything but companionship on the journey.

This is the way to live a meaningful and hopeful life.  A life of real happiness and inner peace.  This is the Phoenix Process.
(Elizabeth Lesser from Broken Open)

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