The truth reveals itself only when we have consciously abandoned the false—our habits and dependencies; our fears and expectations; our knee-jerk negativity and every one of the ideas we hold about ourselves.
We read in the Gospel of Matthew that the crowds he addressed were left astonished and overwhelmed. And the reason for this mass startlement? The unexpected is true.
What I do dutifully does not emit a glow.
The worst thing that can happen to a man is an easy life.
Life has been purposefully designed to confound our assumptions and contradict our expectations.