“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” Apparently this was Gloria Vanderbilt’s favorite piece of advice. Not what I expected but that’s the point, isn’t it? Even the seemingly privileged, the wealthy, the talented, are not exempt from life’s challenges. Everyone is fighting a great battle.
Because that is the whole point of life and the battle is for life itself. The battleground occurs in our psyche, in the struggle between the base and the holy, the negative inclination and the positive one, the body and the soul. Continue reading