After each seeming death within my mind or heart, love has returned to re-create hope and to restore life. It has made the inherent sadness of life bearable, as its beauty manifest. It has, inexplicably and savingly, provided not only cloak but lantern for the darker seasons and grimmer weather.
— Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind.
Understanding that our brains are built to bring the most emotionally charged information first, has shifted my perspective on my own reactions, bringing me closer to consistent mindful practice.
“Learn to love slow progress. Learn to forgive yourself for the inevitable backsliding. And of course, expect to be uncomfortable along the way.” Steven Kotler