Life contains things that are pleasant and replusive;it's the nature of the game
.As our understanding grows, acceptance can grow too.
An acceptance that is not characterized by an exasperated sigh of resignation,
but an acceptance that embraces the pleasant and the repulsive
as a part of the nature of life.
There is less that can threaten a life empowered by compassionate honesty.
When there is no denial, no indifference,what remains is a peace that includes it all.
Such peace manifests as imperturbable self-composure.
It is real and true, not artificial."
Aaron DilLavou South Coast Hospice Newsletter May 2003