Some times life gets hard, really hard. It gets uncomfortable, long, tedious, dark, chaotic, and destructive even. Sometimes life becomes all the things that we avoid like the plague, that we abstain from. Well maybe they aren't the things that make us sick, or dis-eased.... Maybe they are an opportunity to search for that place within ourselves. That source of our self that in hindsight we can reflect and say, wow I am so strong, I can't believe how resilient I am, I am so grateful. That source that we don't always see within ourselves, the one that our family, friends and community see and believe in everyday. That true and honest, indescribable inner beauty that shines light, that uplifts, and has purpose. That part of ourselves that is joined with our family, friends and community linking us together with support and love. Maybe that is the truest medicine, our true source of health the one that accepts the dark with the light, the good with the bad, and can see birth in death. To everyone that may be feeling consumed by discomfort know that you have loving support on your journey, sometimes all you have to do is ask.