Shrouded in the cloud of ignorance, we believe that suffering will never happen to us. But when we emerge from that fog into a radical simplicity of heart, suffering becomes our teacher. Our eyes are opened thanks to Right View and direct experience of the Four Noble Truths. At last we transcend the tyranny of fear. A talk given at the Chariot to Nibbana Retreat, Bodhinyanarama Monastery, New Zealand in 2006.