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Chapter Five of Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

‘But in love, psychically, everything becomes picked apart, everything. The ego does not want it to be so … illusion dies, expectations die, greed for having it all, for wanting to have all be beautiful only, all this dies ..

Love costs. It costs bravery.

To love means to stay when every cell says ‘run!’

… the more he runs, the more life is created. This phenomenon is one of life’s central tragic-comedies.

There is a saying that when the student is ready the teacher appears.

This means the interior teacher surfaces when the soul, not the ego, is ready.

Three things differentiate living from the soul versus living from ego only.  They are:  the ability to sense and learn new ways, the tenacity to ride a rough road, and the patience to learn deep love over time.

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