Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron, in her down-to-earth, matter-of-fact way, always cuts to the chase. Take it all. Accept it all. It will change. Don’t be afraid.
My friend Carolina Carry’s photo speaks with equal eloquence. You’ve heard of Four Noble Truths? This morning, I give you Two Noble Ladies.