|Painting: Yago (Dublin, 2012)|
Life is not about you, but you are about life. You are not your own. You are an instance of a universal and even eternal pattern. Life is living itself in you. You have been substituting the part for the whole! It is an earthquake in the brain, a hurricane in the heart (...) After such a discovery, I am grateful to be a part, and only a part! I do not have to figure it all out, straighten it all out, or even do it perfectly by myself. I do not have to be God. It is an enormous weight off your back. All you have to do is participate! (...) True spirituality is not taught; it is caught, once our sails have been unfurled to the spirit.
Richard Rohr from Adam's Return. The Five Promises of Male Initiation