THE seed of truth cannot grow where the heart is hard and the mind is stony, but can flourish only where there is a receptive soul, one who is ready to receive truth and to follow truth wherever she leads. “Before you can be so inclined, before you are readyfor truth to dwell in your midst, you must have endured some of those experiences which life provides in order to make you ready for truth. “When you had those experiences you may have thought that life was bitter and harsh and unkind, that you were forgotten or lonely, or neglected, and fate had dealt you a very hard blow. But the soul grows through adversity and the pure gold emerges after the processes of crushing and refining have taken place.
from “The Silver Birch Book of Questions & Answers (Silver Birch Series)”