Robert Augustus Masters

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Two Abilities

We have an astonishing ability to delude ourselves, and an equally astonishing ability to cut through what’s in the way of seeing more clearly.
The first ability — which appears at every level of development (including spiritually) — generates conditions that help catalyze the second, conditions featuring enough suffering to really grab our attention.
However unwittingly or unconsciously, we thus involve ourselves in circumstances which can bring our dissatisfaction to such a peak — or trough! — that something has to give, providing us with whatever rough grace is needed.