Tag Archives: suffering

Contrapuntal

Weil was dazzling, brilliant and on a bad day a bit of a scold. “You have forgotten to ask each other the only question that really matters: ‘What are you going through?’” Suffering has three stages, expands JC: separation from what we thought we knew; initiation into a deeper way of being; return to where we started from.

Naked and bleeding

There is no escape from victimhood until we realize that we are responsible for our suffering. This doesn’t mean we’re in control of what happens—we’re not—but we are in complete control of our response to what happens. I can be naked and bleeding and not be a victim. A victim is a victim of himself.