You know, all mystics -
Catholic, Christian, non-Christian,
no matter what their theology,
no matter what their religion -
are unanimous on one thing:
that all is well, all is well.
Though everything is a mess,
all is well.
Strange paradox, to be sure.
most people never get to see that
all is well because they are asleep.
They are having a nightmare.
What you are aware of you are in control of;
what you are not aware of is in control of you.
We're living on crazy ideas about love,
Pleasant experiences make life delightful.
Painful experiences lead to growth.
Anthony de Mello, SJ