There are times, like now, today, when even the most still, most peaceful organized religion feels too organized. Teachers are not always human, religion is not always conventional.
“Deliverance is always caused by a change in our attitude. The Sage uses conflicts and obstacles to teach us lessons that we refuse to learn in an easier way, but they only darken our doorstep until we have acknowledged the lesson. So long as we ignore or resist difficulty it remains our constant companion; as soon as we accept its presence as a sign that some self-correction is needed, our deliverance begins. Truly, the only way to dispel trouble and regain peace of mind is to change our attitude.” — I Ching, Hsieh / 40