One never understands it without living it.

It is not just a concept.
One has to pay the price and live that life.

And it is not a fairy tale or a pleasant story when you are paying that price.
Remember, that price is ‘yourself’.

One is battered, and bruised, and the being is full of wounds.

And it is only then you realise that there is a great healing power within you, which holds you together, in spite of all the wounds that you have.