“Despite the common desire to rise to the top, moments of essential change can depend upon a willingness to descend. A deep connection may be drawn between those who face the truth in themselves and the discovery of valuable pearls in depths of the ocean. Those who desire pearls must dive into deep waters; once there they risk darkness and isolation and the confusions of the murky depths. Similarly, those who would find the inner pearl must enter the treacherous waters of the soul and face the darkness found within. They must crack the hard shell of their little-self and come to know themselves from the inside out.“Michael Meade, “Fate and Destiny”
I read the above on Facebook this morning. I have no idea who the author is or what the rest of the books is about. But I found the quote moving.
In next week’s gospel, Luke 5:1-11, Jesus asks the disciples to “go deeper”. The risk of self-knowledge and the challenge of the darkness! To be honest with yourself.
Anyway, just wanted to share.