“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”
Thank goodness that the sad times are balanced out with the happy times. You may be strong when you first face the storm, but the punishing waves can prove to be overwhelming if they continue for too long. When the sea of life is too much to take, look for the life raft that is there waiting for you. It could be that magical, synchronistic moment when the spiritual world is communicating on the physical plane. It could be you stepping back and seeing what is going on around you as just a moment in time. Or it could be the loving and kind soul who comes into your life as a guide to remind you that you are loved and that this too shall pass. Even in your most difficult moments, don’t close up to possibility. Open your soul to allow the good in life to come to you. Open your eyes and be ready, the life raft will always be there waiting for you. With a patient heart and with a persevering spirit, the universe will not abandon you and the good will come again out of the darkness. And, when you rise from the ashes of your pain, the happy times will be even that much sweeter. Ahh, La vita e bella! No?