"Each time the word sounded in my mind I could literally feel my heart grow stronger. With some magic of its own, it unhooked that last deep place of aversion and fear about what was happening that was keeping me separate from the experience. It brought forth the courage of simply being. What had been intolerable a moment before became completely acceptable."
Looking back at that difficult time in his life, Goldstein says he discovered that"courage is not about changing anything or grasping for some better state. It’s the valor of truly being present."