The Buddha called it samsara, the cycle of birth and death and he gave us the four noble truths to abide by, trust and honor. The truth of suffering. The truth of the cause of suffering. The truth of the end of suffering. The truth of the path that leads to the cessation of suffering. Seems so simple, right? Just four little things to wrap our minds and hearts around, nbd. But in them the deepest and most perplexing of questions arise. We could debate and hash it out, or we could sit in the mystery and awe of the complexity. Awe and faith. Faith that with this ending, a new beginning will open. Through the darkness, light will shine. And in these simple but eternal truths we will find resilience.