Most of us want to have a quick fix or a way to avoid facing the hard stuff. These teachings suggest that suffering is a shared human condition and that having the experience of pain, disappointment, or distress with the current complications in life is a universal task. No one makes it through life without experiencing problems or wishing that things were different. The only path to peace is when we can find a way to sit still and accept the situation as it is. By being brave enough to do so, we can make new decisions and understandings about how to survive and find wisdom about the growth needed by virtue of the change.