Suffering cannot be eliminated, for suffering is life. But life is also the opposite, joy. And so both must be accepted and worked with by raising awareness that a balanced life requires the two, as well as the means to travel between the two. A balanced life takes into consideration that both joy and suffering have their necessary places in the framework of living. To find the balance between the extremes is to find satisfaction with all that occurs and to be okay with the true facts of life. Find a means of understanding the whys of life and live in the balance that brings the reality of joy and suffering together in full awareness of their necessity.
– From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne