Comforting Thought: Disappointment is a measure of our courage

Throw open the windows of your soul

What we call disappointment may just be the first stage of our emancipation into the next great pattern of our existence.

The measure of our courage is the measure of our willingness to embrace disappointment. To turn towards it rather than away from it. Disappointment is the understanding that every real conversation of life involves having our hearts broken at some point. There is no sincere path we can follow where we will not be fully and immeasurably let down and brought to earth.

Januar ~ By this fire I warme my hands,
Omnia tempus habent: a delightful medieval rhyming calendar

Remember that what initially looks like a betrayal eventually puts real ground underneath our feet.

From: Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte

Genre: Non-fiction, Spirituality, Philosophy

Rating: 3.5 stars

*Contains no spoilers

In this slim and elegant volume of philosophy and inspiration, writer David Whyte tackles the big topics and words that rarely get any airtime in our society, the kinds of things that haunt people but that are difficult to resolve and so are pushed under the rug. Read full review

Book Review: Consolations:The Solace, Nourishment & Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte
Book Review: Consolations:The Solace, Nourishment & Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte

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