Monday, July 18, 2016


I am going through one of extreme cycles of pain and look for some consolation. I have found that Americans disregard pain, they pretend it does not exist, a form of denial. In American society it is shunned, disregarded, despised and put in dark corners. Pain ruins the American dream.

Suffering is one of the most difficult things to cope with. Suffering takes many forms from the physical, emotional, mental, financially, loneliness, fears, failures and rejection. Suffering is part of being human. Suffering must be confronted and understood, avoiding it only furthers the journey.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. 
Helen Keller

Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus - a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.
 Mother Teresa

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. 
Khalil Gibran

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. 
Friedrich Nietzsche

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. 
Nelson Mandela

Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever. 
Brennan Manning

Once we're willing to confront our emotional suffering, we begin making choices based on attraction instead of aversion, love instead of fear. Where we used to think about what was 'safe,' we now become interested in doing what seems right or fun or meaningful or ripe with possibilities.
Martha Beck

We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
Marcel Proust