"We might want to say — maybe even scream — "Don't touch me there!" But sometimes right there is the very place we need to be healed. When somebody rubs up against a sensitive spot, they help us to realize that we still have work to do, that we have imagined that we are further along than we actually are. We hold onto so many illusions about ourselves. Pain can sometimes help us to awaken to the reality that we must let those illusions go."
Jenny Schroedel, To Forgive Is To Surrender, BOUNDLESS Webzine, article published in June 2007.