We see everything in terms of shadow—a mixture of light and dark. The man who sees only black and white, good and bad, is not just blinkered; he’s blind.
Thrusters love the chase, the seduction, the culminating consummation. What happens after that represents their best opportunity for self-knowing.
“Was I a man or a jerk?” asked the celebrated author Saul Bellow on his deathbed. This is a classic guy question. The answer to guy questions is typically not either/or but both/and.
The state of the world is not a problem. Fear of the state of the world—that is the problem.
A problem cannot be solved at the level of the problem. Fear cannot fix what fear has created.
Ancients understood fear as the ‘knowledge’ of good and evil. It’s why we have war.
The gift of sickness is an appreciation for the sweetness of health.