There is suffering. There is no getting away from it if you are embodied. However, through this practice, and this way of understanding embodiment, there is the opportunity to hold it with dignity and grace. If you keep compassion alive in your listening and understanding, then anger and bitterness cannot arise. Compassion alone can keep you from becoming irritated, angry, or full of despair. Compassion is born from happiness, and also from understanding. When compassion and understanding are alive in your heart, and mind, you are safe whatever the circumstances or situation you are meeting.