I had wanted to put a significant quote as a foreword to Portal to Peace but lost this detail as life got busy. As a writer, I never know how inspiration will hit. In the past, when I've received a download of information for a story, I've found the work affirmed by visual art, music, or profound words of wisdom in oral or written context. During the crafting process, I keep these pearls nearby. While I wrote Portal to Peace, the following excerpt was thumb tacked to my bulletin board. Now I'll copy it below for visitors to contemplate.
It is only by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble
there lies your treasure.
The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for.