When it’s time to suffer, you should suffer;
when it’s time to cry, you should cry.
Cry until there are no more tears
and then recognize in your exhaustion
that you’re alive.
The sun still rises and sets.
The seasons come and go.
Absolutely nothing remains the same
and that includes suffering.
When the suffering ends
wisdom begins to raise
the right questions.
—Seido Ray Ronci, “The Examined Life”