Dealing with suffering

Ram Dass quote

“To have finally dealt with suffering is to consume it into yourself. Which means you have to, with eyes open, be able to keep your heart open in hell. You have to look at what is, and say ‘Yeah, Right.’ And what it involves is bearing the unbearable. And in a way, who you *think* you are can’t do it. Who you *really* are, can do it. So that who you think you are has to die in the process.” ~Ram Dass

This is a powerful perspective on dealing with the suffering we encounter in life! How hard it is to keep our hearts open in the face of suffering and pain.