What is a normal goal to a young person becomes a neurotic hindrance in old age.
Note: On for those of us on the early cusp of middle age this is the stress of transition
Thomas Merton, the American monk, pointed out that we may spend our whole life climbing the ladder of success, only to find when we get to the top that our ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.
Note: Important to climb into grace and not anything that might be the grave
Most of us in the first half of life suspect that all is not fully working, and we are probably right! It was not meant to stand alone. We were just told to build a nice basement and some kind of foundation for our house, but not given any plans or even a hint that we also needed to build an actual “living” room upstairs, let alone a nutritious kitchen or an erotic bedroom, and much less our own chapel. So many, if not most, of us settle for the brick and mortar of first-stage survival, and never get to what I will be calling “the unified field” of life itself. As Bill Plotkin, a wise...
Note: The house of the soul needs a soulful architect that can help see the big picture of how to build out the house grace is designing
The loss and renewal pattern is so constant and ubiquitous that it should hardly be called a secret at all.
Note: Without death there is no resurrection