Words of Wisdom for Aug. 19, 2019:
Joan Halifax on
The Hard Wind of Reality

"Life-threatening illness calls us to a place—metaphorically a desert or mountain peak—where, as we sit, the hard wind of reality strips away all the trappings of life, like so much clothing, makeup, and accessories."

― Joan Halifax,
Being with Dying:
Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death