If you took a handful of salt
And put it in a glass of water
It will taste bitter. If you put a
Handful of salt in a lake the water will still taste
Fresh. So, like that, our
Capacity to transform
Our pain largely determines
The degree to which we suffer.
If our heart is constricted and limited to ego we will
Suffer more than if our heart was open to embrace our pain and the pain of others .