" Not only are we what we eat, we are who we break bread with. And if we entrust our Gods and our traditions to those who take them lightly, in time we will come to take them lightly as well. They will become a trivial thing, nothing that will sustain us in times of trial or provide us models by which we can give our lives meaning. We will forget Them and They will forget us. And in that process we will forget ourselves."
"Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood."
-- C.S. Lewis, "Till We Have Faces"
All things on Earth have their price, and for truth we pay the dearest. We barter it for love and sympathy. The road to honor is paved with thorns; but on the path to truth, at every step you set your foot down on your own heart. --Olive Schreiner
My colleague Sannion posted this recently on his blog (http://thehouseofvines.wordpress.com) having gotten it from this blog: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/2012/05/12/stick-with-your-work/. This is absolutely the best advice that any spiritworker, shaman, mystic, godspouse, godservant, priest, etc. could ever and i mean EVER be given. So I'm reposting it here. (I don't care of it originated on a Christian blog. It's still excellent and necessary admonishment). Thank you, Sannion, for bringing it to my attention!
Stick with your work.