It's natural to want something difficult to end. It's natural to try to fix things. It's natural to want to feel better. But wonder drugs are not real and pretending that they are is dangerous.
Compassion might hurt, but it also heals.
I'm very much learning that life is not just about reducing stress; it's also about embracing it.
Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish. - St. Pope John Paul II
I'm learning living my daily life isn't boring; it's just Nazareth.
Constantly craving new neurological stimuli has its limits and inherent dangers. If we constantly seek something new instead of exploring the familiar in greater depth, we run the risk of destroying something healthy.
Though I've seen donated livers malfunction again and again due to detrimental behaviors, seeing yet another wasted, abused, mistreated donated liver is where I learned true gift.
There's no physical nor scientific way Abraham saw the septillion stars of the universe and could fully understand God's promise to him. And neither can we.
In both IV technique and faith life, it's difficult to move from a sense of knowing and seeing to a sense of unknowing and hope before taking a risk.
So, what are we supposed to have? A soft heart, open and vulnerable? A stiff heart, firm and steadfast?