“The willingness to tell the truth about who it is you are is the willingness to be no longer a victim—regardless of pain, regardless of circumstances, regardless of other, regardless of the real horror that occurs in the world.
“It doesn’t mean you trivialize or deny it. It means you are encouraged to meet fully the experience of whatever appears. You do not have to hide or run; you do not have to justify; you do not have to wail or curse or moan. You just meet it.
“To be willing to be annihilated by it is the willingness to discover directly what can never be annihilated.”