When the stories of our life no longer bind us, we discover within them something greater. We discover that within the very limitations of form, of our maleness and femaleness, of our parenthood and our childhood, of gravity on the earth and the changing of the seasons, is the freedom and harmony we have sought for so long. Our individual life is an expression of the whole mystery, and in it we rest in the center of all worlds.

~ Jack Kornfield, 'A Path with Heart'

We can find peace and freedom in the face of the mystery of life. In awakening to this harmony, we discover a treasure hidden in each difficulty. Hidden in the inevitable impermanence and loss of life, its very instability, is the enormous power of creativity. In the process of change, there arises an abundance of new forms, new births, new possibliities, new expressions of art, music, and life-forms by the millions. It is only because everything is changing that such bountiful an boundless creativity exists.

-Jack Kornfield, from 'A Path with Heart'