Before our first lesson, I want to remind you of one thing, ” he said.  “When you find your path, you must not be afraid.   You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.  Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
“Strange tools,” said Brida.  “They often dissuade people from carrying on. “

“I learned about the Dark Night,” she said to the now silent forest.   “I learned that the search for God is a Dark Night, that Faith is a Dark Night… None of us knows what might happen in the next minute, and yet we still go forward.   Because we trust.  Because we have Faith.”
Or, who knows… what mattered was knowing that she had understood.  That every moment in life is an act of faith.  That you could choose to fill it with snakes and scorpions or with a strong protecting force.
That Faith could not be explained.  It was simply a Dark Night.   All she had to do was accept it or not.

Brida by Paulo Coelho

The beginning to one of my very favorite books.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. manyofus1980
    Oct 29, 2014 @ 04:11:10

    I like that quote. It speaks volumes. faith is such an intricate thing. It always stirs so much debate among people. xoxo

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    • kmaramarie
      Oct 30, 2014 @ 05:31:59

      Yes faith is a difficult concept for me altogether because I can’t trust it. But those words spoke something to me as so many of his do. I highly recommend the book for the beautiful writing. I’m sure I’ll quote more again soon!



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