Accepting that life will always have it's up's and down's ... (blog quickie)

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'We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for this all to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.'

Pema Chodron - When things fall apart: Heart Advice for Hard Times

It's a tough one, we get told that you'll be happy one day, but is there such a thing as happy? Isn't happy just an emotion, which means that we can't always be happy. It's not possible to stay in one emotion all the time.

Life is more like Pema Chodron's quote, there is no everlasting happiness, things just come together and then apart. It's the ebb and flow of life and we are all subject to the tides of this.