From The Heron Dance book of Love and Gratitude, edited by Ann O'Shaugnessy
Achieving an integrity between what we believe andhow we live is a challenge worthy of the gift of life. A thousand obstacles stand between ourselves and the honoring of our truth. A thousand distractions. A thousand ego-generated delusions. To dive down, find the beauty, nurture it and offer it to the world is magnificent. Staying with your beauty, your truth, your integrity is difficult, but out of these things comes meaning and meaning is all-transcendent.