We fear the unknown.
But everything is changing all the time—
the waves, the clouds, and us.
If we are quiet and still in the moment,
we can witness change
and accept it as inevitable.
We can learn to surrender into it,
become friends with it.
That doesn’t mean that we don’t work
to relieve suffering within that change—
we might, for example, do everything we can
to heal ourselves or others from cancer,
but we try not to deny or become angry
that the cancer is there.
We can acknowledge it,
look at the choices we have,
and then act in a loving way.
(1931-pres., Mystical Bhakti Spiritual Teacher;
From: Walking Each Other Home:
Conversations on Love and Dying)