A visitor, distressed by many painful life events, was searching for peace. He had tried religion, meditation and psychotherapy, but none of that had helped. He wanted to get away from it all and be at peace.
“Your conflict is between what is and what is not,” the sage explained to him. “You are trying to find peace by escaping what is, but that never works.”
“What can I do to end this conflict?” the visitor asked.
“There is only one way you can do that,” the sage answered. “You can find peace only by coming to terms with reality. Steadfastly refuse to look away from what you see.”
((THE OCEAN IN THE DEWDROP – Awakening the Sage within, de Mello Publications, 2010, pg. 12)