It is okay to be open to life. In fact, it is the safest thing you will ever know. Open right now, even if it feels like you’re in a dungeon. For right now, this is life, and it’s okay! There is no need to resist anything. You are not here because you have done something wrong or because something wrong was done to you. And your suffering is not what it looks like on the surface. The treasures of awakening back into life are hidden in the places inside you that you are most afraid to be with. As you learn how to be with them, each will reveal a treasure to you. So right now open to this dungeon. It is truly the safest thing you will ever do.
–Mary O’Malley, The Magical Forest of Aliveness, pp. 24-25