Thursday, August 15, 2013


"All good stories are mandorlas [the almond shape formed by two overlapping circles].  Gradually, through the miracle of story, they demonstrate that the opposites overlap and are finally the same. We like to think that a story is based on the triumph of good over evil, but the deeper truth is that good and evil are superseded and the two become one.  Since our capacity for synthesis is limited, many stories can only hint at this unity, but any unity, even a hint, is healing... Whenever you have a clash of opposites in your being and neither will give way to the other, you can be certain that God is present: if we can endure it, the conflict-without-resolution is a  direct experience of God."

--Robert Johnson

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