Life is a good teacher and good friend. Things are always in transition, if we could only realize it. Nothing ever sums itself up in the way that we like to dream about. The off-center, in-between state is an ideal situation, A situation in which we don't get caught and we can open up our hearts and minds beyond limit. It's a very tender, non-aggressive, open ended state of affairs.
- excerpt from Pema Chodron's book.