"So Marvin and I had reached a crucial point, a juncture to which full awareness inevitably leads. It is the time when one stands before the abyss and decides how to face the pitiless existential facts of life: death, isolation, groundlessness and meaninglessness. Of course, there are no solutions. One has a choice only of certain stances: to be "resolute", or "engaged", or courageously defiant, or stoically accepting, or to relinquish rationality and, in awe and mystery, place one's trust in the providence of the Divine".
Irvin D. Yalom, Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy, 1989, p.260