Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sunday, Saying Yes to the World

No culture has yet solved the dilemma each has faced with the growth of a conscious mind: how to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in all life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s own culture but within oneself. If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of a leaning into the light.

Barry López, from Arctic Dreams


Mystic Meandering said...


Tabor said...

Leaning into the light and also not ducking the storm.

kerrdelune said...

Tabor, I especially like the bit about not ducking the storm!