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.
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 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.