Doesn't this quote from Pema Chodron strike a familiar chord? It is an echo of the wisdom expressed by my friends in the Soul Sisters Cook Club. There are no coincidences - the message is worthy of being reinforced, over and over.
"As long as we're caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of exactly what is happening, as long as we're always running from discomfort, we're going to be caught in a cycle of unhappiness and discomfort, and we will feel weaker and weaker. This way of seeing helps us develop inner strength. And what's especially encouraging is the view that inner strength is available to us at just the moment when we think that we've hit the bottom, when things are at their worst." (from Practicing Peace in Time of War) ~ Pema Chodron