“Fixing and helping create a distance between people, but we cannot serve at a distance. We can only serve that to which we are profoundly connected.”
Synchronicity, says Rachel Naomi Remen in this holiday teaching, can startle us awake and restore us to ourselves.
“There is a deep connection between meaning and beauty. Neither is a function of the intellect, and perhaps we can develop an eye for meaning.”
“When we consider the will to live seriously, formulae such as ‘anger is bad, love is good’ become painfully simplistic.”
“Even when disease cannot be cured, there is often a way to use this difficult experience to know more intimately the value and purpose of your life.”
According to Rachel Naomi Remen, Integrative Medicine offers the promise of living a good life, even though it may not be an easy life, or even a long life.
“I’ve come to think that experiences of initiation are very common, very ordinary, very subtle. They happen to us all as a natural part of living.”