We hop off the rat wheel of win/work/compete/control when we realize that more success has nothing to teach us, that our weaknesses are points of access to the mystery of who we are.
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In the way that defensiveness conceals weakness, defencelessness reveals strength.
Jesus fell three times on the way to his execution.
Beliefs are not benign; they demand enactment. The most pernicious beliefs are the unconscious ones, the beliefs we don’t know we have. A belief in one’s weakness, for example, which can imprison a man in compensatory behaviours.
A man in love
A man in love acts selflessly. “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” A man in love dies in advance of the necessity.
A man in love is not weak or anxious. He does not ask for help, even if the cause seems worthy.
A man in love has no concern for results. Success and failure are not his business.
A man in love lives momentarily. A momentary man has no personality, no mask.