Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.
— Pema Chödrön, in When Things Fall Apart: Heart advice for difficult times, (Boston: Shambhala, 2005), p. 9. Originally published 1997. Cited by Francesco di Santis in his unpublished manuscript “The Wanderings of Turtle Island”, p. 80.
"Only to the extent"