from Journey of Awakening by Ram Dass
“You can keep your emotional heart open, so that it is breaking moment after moment after moment.
And beyond the unbearable, here we still are.
As you continue on the spiritual path, you are able to look more directly at the immensity of suffering without turning away, without being frightened of it.
The thing that frightens you about pain is that your heart breaks, and its hurts, and you can get so that its constantly hurting and constantly breaking — and behind it and within it is joy.”
- Ram Dass