The person who, being really on the Way, falls upon
hard times in the world, will not, as a consequence,
turn to that friend who offers her refuge and comfort
and encourages their old self to survive.
Rather, she will seek out someone who will faithfully and
inexorably help her to risk herself, so that she may endure
the difficulty and pass courageously through it.
Only to the extent that a person exposes herself over
and over again to annihilation, can that which is
indestructible be found within them.
In this daring lies the dignity and
the spirit of true awakening.
~ Karlfried van Durkheim