Broken Open

“The place of hopelessness and fear is real, not a cute little allegory. Some people never leave that place and are broken on the rocks. Some people stop fighting and slip into the depths. We come to understand that, although we do not have control, we do have a choice. We are free. We are made so and it is our great gift. We can choose darkness, fear, addiction and despair. We can choose light, hope, meaning and joy. … I chose life. I chose to find a way back up.” – Glen quoted in Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser