It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, or a week, or ten thousand years — we turn on the light and it is illumined. Once we contact our capacity for love and happiness . . . the light has been turned on.

Sharon Salzberg, Practice Random Acts of Kindness by Editors of Random Acts of Kindness