Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Number Six

If we come here to learn and the pain teaches us, we come also to see through the pain -- to know that what hurts us all, holds us all; that what we individually suffer, we all share.  The night surrounds us, at the same time holding all the light.  Just as the dark emptiness of the universe holds all the stars.

We do anything to rid ourselves of pain, but it is our only source of knowledge. 

1 comment:

  1. I find myself looking at the obverse of some of the statements: the day surrounding and holding the night. A glass-half-full kind of thing.