Bringing Light into the Darkness: part two, 2……

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“Living with your Heart Wide Open”
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As you embark on this difficult work, take solace in the advice of François Fénelon, a seventeenth-century Catholic priest, who spoke to this difficulty in a letter to a struggling parishioner (2002, 29):
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As that light increases, we see ourselves to be worse than we thought.
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We are amazed at our former blindness as we see issuing forth from the depths of our heart a whole swarm of shameful feelings, like filthy reptiles crawling from a hidden cave.
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We never could have believed that we had harbored such things, and we stand aghast as we watch them gradually appear…
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But while our faults diminish, the light by which we see them waxes brighter, and we are filled with horror.
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Bear in mind, for your comfort, that we only perceive our malady when the cure begins.
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