The pain and brokenness of life that comes our way, does not in itself have the power to destroy us, because we have in us far greater power to heal and be made whole. It is strange but it is often only those who suffer greatly that are open to discovering the unbelievable power within. Another wonder of wonders is that those who find the inner power to let themselves be healed become more fully alive than those who have never experienced the depths of suffering.
Michael Ryan OCSO
In Coming Through Depression by Tony Bates