from Awareness by Anthony De Mello . . .

All mystics – whether Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindus, Taoists, or Shamans – no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion, they are unanimous on one thing.

That all is well.

All the mystics tell us that even though everything is a mess, all is well.

It’s a strange paradox, to be sure, but it is nonetheless true.

Tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep.

They are having a nightmare.