In the primer of Life, the first lesson is Love.
Joan Walsh Anglund
God leads men into deep water not to drown them but to cleanse them.
Artist Todd Mossman
We are well practiced at educating the mind for critical reasoning, critical writing, and critical speaking, as well as for scientific and quantitative analysis. But is this sufficient? In a world beset with conflicts internal as well as external, isn't it of equal if not greater importance to balance the sharpening of the intellects with the systematic cultivation of our own hearts? Arthur Zajonc, Love and Knowledge: Recovering the Heart of Learning Through Contemplation, delivered at the "Contemplative Practices in Education: Making Peace in Ourselves and Peace in the World" conference at Columbia University, February 13, 2005
If you are going through hell, keep going.