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On Comprehending Repentance

Repentance cannot be comprehended rationally. It does not really make sense. Even the angels do not understand what repentance is.
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On Healing Wounds

The wounds of the order of being can be healed in infinitely many other places than those at which they were inflicted.
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On Perfection

There's a kind of a wholeness that's missing when you try to live your life always in that place of perfection or striving.
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On Wilderness

If flesh and earth were not infused with spirit, how could we and the natural world be so full of beauty, healing, and grace?
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On Boundaries

We need both a sacred yes and a sacred no in our lives — things which we wholeheartedly embrace and those which we create boundaries around of what is not life-giving.
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On Openness

Honesty matters. Vulnerability matters. Being open about who you were at a moment in time when you were in a difficult or an impossible place matters more than anything.
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On Interrelatedness

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
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On Destiny's Wants

Destiny became like an opaque, demanding, poorly communicative parent, and I was its child, ever trying to please it, to figure out what it wanted from me.
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On Who I Am

Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.