Things fall apart

"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 all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy."

―Pema Chödrön*, When Things Fall Apart: Heartfelt Advice for Hard Times

  • If you haven't heard of Pema before, it would be worth taking a few minutes to Google some of her other quotes and writings.