“The more alive we are, the more ready we are to die. The more we feel life in its fullness and abundance, the more ready we are to let go of it.
“Happiness and sadness also have a strange relationship. Somehow the more we work with our pain and the more willing we are to be face to face with the dark and troubling and distressing aspects of who we are, the more underlying contentment and relaxation we can feel. Strangely enough, when we are willing to accommodate the painful aspects of our life fully and we actually begin to feel that we can handle them and we don’t resist them, that’s the moment when we feel the most joy.”