I wrote this intro page as a response to people asking if I was doing okay in the present day.   The quote comes from a Buddhist text called " The Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva" written by the great master Shantideva. 

I wanted to let people know that even the toughest times can be transformed into blessings, healing, teachings, and so on.  This quote helps me keep things in perspective when things are getting rough