Saturday, May 17, 2014
NON-RESISTANCE IN DAILY LIFE
"In addition to obedience and love, a third element particularly characteristic of Therese was added to these two, like a secret spice: to evade nothing, to meet the difficulties of daily routine, whether small or large, and to meet them not by a stoic act of will, but, as it were, with open arms. We must receive such hardships warmly, let them penetrate us, expose ourselves to them, taste them to the full without a shudder. This practice of non-resistance became for Therese noble tranquility."
--Ida Friederike Görres, The Hidden Face p. 299
"And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone--even alcohol. For by this time sanity will have returned."
--Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 84