true beloveds do not live in peace and acquiescence

True Beloveds Do Not Live in Peace + Acquiescence

Contrary to usual expectations, true beloveds do not live in peace and acquiescence. They fight and struggle, sometimes for dear life. But in their struggles with one another ... there is not the usual defendedness and posturing of egoic warfare, but an electrifying sense of something breaking free. Prison walls come tumbling down, and inner chains in which each of the pair had long been held captive begin to loosen.

Cynthia Bourgeault
The Meaning of Mary Magdalene
 

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