We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.[On ne guérit d’une souffrance qu’à condition de l’éprouver pleinement.]
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.
Suffering is universal. It’s the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about.
Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons.[El dolor es la sustancia de la vida y la raíz de la personalidad, pues sólo sufriendo se es persona.]
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but — I hope — into a better shape.