"...you can't get to...truths by sitting in a field smiling beatifically, avoiding your anger and damage and grief. Your anger and damage and grief are the way to the truth. We don't have much truth to express unless we have gone into those rooms and closets and woods and abysses that we were told not to go into. When we have gone in and looked around for a long while, just breathing and finally taking it in--then we will be able to speak in our own voice and stay in the present moment. And that moment is home."
[Anne Lamott, in Bird by Bird]