Sunday, October 14, 2007

life's complexities

"...they told us that pain is something you experience and then put behind you. I disagree. I think you hold everything, pain and pleasure, in your heart, and that memory only deepens the next that moment I'd known: this life is exquisite." Patricia Chao, Monkey King

Living joyfully does not necessarily mean numbing ourselves to pain... living joyfully comes from opening ourselves to experience and allowing ourselves to feel the way we feel... and then, by knowing and appreciating the difference, appreciating the lessons learned.

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