These words resonate with me today in my ongoing practice to keep an open mind and open heart.
“Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job…And onward full tilt we go, pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute, driven in spite of everything to make good on a new shore. To be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another — that is surely the basic instinct…Crying out: High tide! time to move out into the glorious debris. Time to take this life for what it is.” by Barbara Kingsolver, From High Tide in Tucson