“You only live twice: Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face. (Ian Fleming)
“If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.” (Louis D. Brandeis)
“Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.” ( E.B White)
When the Divine light shines on the soul or wakes up in us, we see our shadow or dark side. We must now face ourselves as we really are, instead of just talking about ourselves as we would like to be. This requires courage since it is easy to think that God has abandoned us. But this is when The Pure Light is confronting our lesser side and purging it. Being humble and courageous will see us through. (From St. John of the Cross}.
“I am that which is, I am that that was, and that shall be. No mortal man hath lifted my veil. He is alone by Himself, and to Him alone do all things owe their being.”
One maxim that Beethoven kept framed on his desk.