Monday, May 21, 2012


“The monks used to say that adversity introduces us to ourselves. It’s often in the midst of turmoil and defeat that we come to appreciate who we truly are. As we age, we discover that we spend the first part of our lives 'growing up' and the second part 'growing down' – i.e., strengthening our interior life, gaining wisdom, depth and compassion.

“’Growing up’ is often public and pleasant. ‘Growing down’ is usually private and painful. While the interior journey required of our adult years may be difficult, it’s a price worth paying and a responsibility we have to ourselves and the world.”

-- Kenny Moore

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