All too often the spiritual path is confused with being happy. We think that being spiritual means being positive, all the time. We look at people 'out there' who we consider to be firmly on the path and think that they're doing life better and that they don't feel certain human emotions.
I met a Danish friend of mine who’s been living in London the last few years. Her grandma died recently. Her mum is gone too. And not long ago she received a telephone call from a storage facility in Denmark where she’d been keeping a lot of her personal belongings. There’d been a fire. Everything was gone.