"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are."
~ Arthur Golden ~
We all have our time in the barrel. Suffering is a real fact of the human condition. At this exact moment, each of us reading this post knows of someone who is in pain, near death, facing some kind of challenging physical condition, or is experiencing one of these things personally.
The answer to this reality comes through understanding, and the willingness to share what we're going through, so that we can be supported by others who have gone before us, and lead those who are coming along behind. We can get through anything together. This is the path of tranquility and grace, and this is the path of love.
Suffering is meant to be shared so that we can help each other carry the load.