Why do we need to visit death in order to understand life?
Why do we need to experience lack in order to understand abundance?
Why do we need to be abandoned in order to find the love inside ourselves?
How can we understand the light without knowing darkness?
How can we appreciate sound without comprehending silence?
How can we come to know our blessings unless we have suffered some misfortune?
So it is that misfortune is our wise teacher.
Silence is our welcome guest.
Darkness is our loving guide.
Abandonment is our great gift.
Lack is our secret treasure.
Death is our dear friend.