While writing, we choose again and again to be uncomfortable, going against instinct and social norms and, possibly, good sense. From discomfort rises our best work. If we can hold paradox in our bodies, we can illuminate paradox inside our stories. If we can practice walking the middle path on the page, we’re more likely to walk it in our lives.
from “Living Revision: A Writer’s Craft as Spiritual Practice” by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew