Digging deep through the pains we experience with compassion enough to free ourselves from life’s trials, we discover the way beyond harming, the way beyond anger. and we devote ourselves to that. Finally we forgive all the monsters of the mind, all causes and conditions of our suffering, letting them go, setting them free. Living harmlessly we heal ourselves and protect others. As suffering falls away, in the trenches of our own spiritual development we see the face of enlightenment. A talk given at the Satipanññā Insight Meditation Toronto daylong in October, 2019.