Until you bottom out, and come to the limits of your own fuel supply, there is no reason for you to switch to a higher octane of fuel. You will not learn to draw upon a Larger Source until your usual resource is depleted and revealed as wanting. In fact, you will not even know there is a Larger Source until your own sources and resources fail you.
— R. Rohr
When my last great romance combusted and I came fleeing from the inferno, looking for comfort and peace, it is to this community, assembled around the mutual wound, that I turned. Every time I reinvest in the material world as a potential source of happiness I am able to return to them when it fails. When religions talk of idolatry, I feel I know what they are saying; when I make something else,… my symbol of the divine, I get in trouble. If you take away the bombast, the sense that these edicts are being bellowed down from a purple cloud, ‘Don’t get too wrapped up in relationships or money’ sounds like the sort of thing a grandparent might say. I have an inclination to make these things my salvation.
— Russell Brand
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