Well, no. Character comes from the Greek word for stamped or engraved. It’s a man’s distinctive mark, that which specifically does not change. Today, character is used interchangeably with personality, referring to that hogs wallop of preferences and inclinations. These don’t change either. These, too, are fixed. They can be dropped, died to, abandoned, but not fixed. A man cannot know this without having had his bell rung.
Perhaps it’s all a dream. (It’s been said so, many times.) And every aspect of the dream, enraptured and animated by a breath still being drawn, has been designed to wake us up.
After his experience with cancer, Mark Nepo had this realization: We are not what happens to us.
Every therapist needs to bring this to the office. No one awakens in his comfort zone.
The seeker is a finder who discovers peace cannot be found outside himself.
Goodness provides a service to others. Love realizes that there are no others.