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Feb. 8th, 2007

From The Shoes of the Fisherman, by Morris West:
"It costs so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the enlightenment, or the courage, to pay the price…. One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace the world like a lover, and yet demand no easy return of love. One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying."

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clahey
Feb. 8th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
I like this.

It sounds scary to do all that, but probably worth it.
shin_gyo_so
Feb. 14th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC)
I wish everyone was willing to take the risk of living.
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