Joseph Campbell

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

I have used this quote for the book because in dealing with any event in your life that produces grief, sorrow, loss or heartache which creates the need to heal and move forward you must be willing to confront the very things you want most to avoid.  You want to avoid them because initially they simply compound the pain and it seems paradoxical that by moving headlong into the very issues that contain the pain therein lies the peace you are seeking so diligently.  So you must be willing to summon the courage to move into “battle” with the discreet pieces of your heartache and pain.  You must be willing to do the work by going down into the abyss to recover the treasure of peace.  Your fear may counsel you to run the other way but in the end the very thing you are seeking can only be found by entering the particular “cave” where that peace lies—facing your fear and heartbreak.