Sunday Tidbit: The Ordinary Life

To be truly ordinary means to be struck by the extraordinary. If one finds life dull, it is probably because one is dull. If one cannot see the oddities of life, probably means one is odd. To think the world dark and bleak probably means one is blind, or only looking at oneself. For it is only in humility and the willingness to be small that one can see how magnificent and large this world truly is. In order to embrace and live this romance, we cannot succumb to self-love. The man turned inward merely discovers himself, and what a rotten discovery that is! To see with eyes turned outward is to discover the beauty and bigness of a world that is other than oneself: for without the Other, there can be no love, and without love, there can be no joy in this extraordinary life.

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