Lissa Rankin - (NY Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine, physician, and founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute)
Oh, how we resist the dark nights of the soul, and yet why resist? Resist nothing. Practice radical non-rejection of life. Resisting pain is just our attachment to pleasure. It is all God- the grace, the grit, the pleasure, the pain. Feel it all. Let it wash over you with its purifying waves. Don't skip any of it or you will miss its gifts. Welcome it all with open arms and gratitude for the lessons and joys of the whole shebang. Let the sweet darkness cleanse you. When you lean in, you go down down down straight into....ah, what a surprise- there is LOVE down here! Joy and grief lie right next to each other, spiritual bedfellows that they are.