|What kind of shield do you have?|
Being a Buddhist does not make you immune to suffering, or destined to live a charmed life free from the troubles of mankind.
It simply means you are equipped with the tools to take a different path, it reminds you of the wisdom you posses, to help you navigate the rough seas of life.
When illness, grief or suffering overcomes us, this does not mean we have failed.
We should remind our selves that with every new life, and with every passing moment, we have another opportunity to try again and to win.
There are no failures, only growth.