There’s no escaping the turmoil of experience, no avoiding the storms
that toss us about or the light that follows. It’s a paradox we all have to meet and endure.
I keep looking for one more teacher,
only to find that fish learn from water
and birds learn from sky.
If you want to learn about the sea,
it helps to be at sea.
If you want to learn about compassion,
it helps to be in love.
If you want to learn about healing,
it helps to know of suffering.
The strong live in the storm
without worshipping the storm