It is not what happens to us in any day that gives content to our lives, but whether or not we let its experience sink into us. … It is one of the highest powers given to anyone. In reflection I come upon feelings that I had been too afraid to experience in the moment. In the quiet of reflection I take the risk and the time to let censored thoughts as well as feelings into consciousness, to discover what is causing the uneasiness in me.
– Elizabeth O’Connor
from Cry Pain, Cry Hope
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