Whichever image or feeling is evoked by the idea of ‘the pickle’, one
major point of the metaphor, in a time of difficult decisions, is to
help avoid various kinds of sweet-tasting spiritual bypassing, by re-8
minding us of the importance of good and necessary but challenging
tastes in a satisfying meal – salty, sour and spicy.2

Jonathan Rowson

Link to blog by Jonathan Rowson on systems-souls-society.com

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