I saw this over at Christina's Joyful Music and just had to share it. If only I knew this and embraced it when I was 25 or 15.
"Stay open to whatever life presents you with, because it will teach you something if you'll let it. It's about keeping an unbiased heart and mind. A lot of it is forming an unconditional friendship with yourself as you begin to see all the stuff you've been running away from."
-- Pema Chodron