“A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within.”
[Eudora Welty]

“Once, at the close of a particularly painful session” Rachel Naomi Remen M.D. writes in Kitchen Table Wisdom, “ I found myself reviewing my own day, noticing how much of the time I was focused on surviving and not on living….How much I had put off living today in order to do or say what was expedient… To get what I thought I needed. Could survival become a habit? Was it possible to live so defensively that you never got to live at all?”

May we be blessed to live with the courage of our voice, speaking within, to guide us out.