This blog will hopefully inspire you, warm your heart, make you smile and feel positive.

suffering

In order to have lasting happiness, we first need to acknowledge the reality of suffering. This may be depressing to begin with, but it works in the long run. Although some people prefer to avoid facing reality by taking drugs, by seeking false states of bliss through directionless spiritual paths, or by living life in the fast lane so they have no time to think deeply, they only experience a short reprieve. When their problems come back in force they find themselves at sea and ‘fill the land with lamentations’, as we say in Tibet. Angst or despair takes them over, compounding their initial difficulty with pointless suffering.
– Dalai Lama

If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.
– Anthon St. Maarten

That pain you think you are passing through, there are people worst off than you. Always encourage yourself and smile at your pains. Let them be; they are just there for a while to challenge you. Today may be your darkest hour, but joy will come in the morning. You can make it and stand the test of time.

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Comments on: "The Reality of Suffering" (1)

  1. Encouraging words; thank you for posting the quotes.

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