“Paradox” comes from two Greek words: para + doksos, meaning beyond the teaching or beyond the opinion. A paradox emerges when you’ve started to reconcile seeming contradictions, consciously or unconsciously. Paradox is the ability to live with contradictions without making them mutually exclusive, realizing they can often be both/and instead of either/or.
The way to find your own North Star is not to think or feel your way forward but to dissolve the thoughts and feeling that make you miserable. You don't have to learn your destiny- you already know it; you just have to unlearn the thoughts that blind you to what you know.
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that's all."
The very failures and radical insufficiency of our lives are what lead us into larger life and love.
- Fr. Richard Rohr
Love is stronger than death.