Having been a spiritual seeker for most of my life, I’ve found the words and signs that seem to be contradictory to be the most meaningful.
That’s not to say I can necessarily give a rational explanation of the intense feelings such concepts stir up…
One of my favorites
and one I’d appreciate your comments on is:
“But for the burning of their souls and the sighing of their hearts, they would be drowned in the midst of their tears, and but for the flood of their tears they would be burnt up by the fire of their hearts and the heat of their souls. Methinks, they are like the angels which Thou hast created of snow and of fire.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 157