In these conflagrant times, it does us well to sip from Sufi’s cup: “This too shall pass.”
The worst thing that can happen to a man is an easy life.
The characteristics of a healthy masculinity are energy and confidence. To develop these, we need challenges and difficulties. Life is exceedingly generous in this respect—and preternaturally precise. We get what we need.
“The true man is revealed in difficult times.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
It’s when things go wrong that stories are written and movies made.
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.