“We wind up in cells of our own making when we’re not generous, loving, compassionate, and forgiving. Without love, we build dungeons in our hearts and fill them with our perceived enemies. We believe they deserve to be there for the harm they caused us, but by imprisoning them we’re destroying our own spirits. When our dungeons are overflowing with these prisoners we refuse to set free, we become slaves to our self-righteousness, our anger, resentments, and self-loathing, which we let multiply until we wind up imprisoned on our own death row.”
— Martin Sheen, in Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, Along the Way

2 thoughts on “Dungeons

  1. I didn’t realize they had written a memoir together but I did enjoy the 2010 movie they did together — The Way. So perhaps Along the Way is a bit interesting as well

    • The memoir was written right after the film, and they use the film as a starting point to talk about their lives. They both have had interesting adventures, and the book is very worthwhile. Glad you liked the film too! Someday I’m going to walk the Camino.

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