Few great journeys are completed without the occasional detour or diversion. Again and again we make new beginnings in our lives, initiate new directions. The very unfamiliarity of our travels means that there are few signposts we can rely upon for reassurance. Inevitably there are times when we feel we have lost our way, have made mistakes, or flounder in doubts about our ability to complete our journey. Part of bringing our journey to completion is learning how to accept difficulty with graciousness, how to grow through the mistakes we make. It is our own courage that allows us to find a place of serenity and truth amid the storms and difficulties.
–Jack Kornfield, Soul Food: Stories to Nourish the Spirit and the Heart