And now I realize, evil’s favorite blocker is mockery. Mockery is the thing people most fear. It is what will afflict you with a thousand wounds when you begin to expose anything significant. If you can endure it, you will be so strong and so free, there’s nothing like it.
The river is treacherous, but on the other side of mockery is a place where we can admit everything we don’t yet know, but are trying to understand. We can be human beings. There’s freedom in that.
“Deep in the forest there is a clearing that can be reached only by someone who has lost his way.”