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  •  It's the sort of thing that you have to live (13+ / 0-)

    in order to discover if it is true for you. And it's the sort of thing that can be terrifying.

    Joseph Campbell used to tell this story about the gates of paradise and how they are guarded by two terrifying beings. You walk up to the gate and they scare you away. You run. You come back because you are compelled by the paradise. They drive you away again. Eventually you discover that they can't actually hurt you. They only have the power to terrify you. So you get up your courage and you walk through the gate.

    Whenever I think about that story I get a lump in my throat. That means that it is a story for me.

    Poverty = politics.

    by Renee on Tue May 22, 2012 at 11:20:57 AM PDT

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