“In life, we think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem. The real truth is that things don’t get really solved. They come together for a time, then they fall back apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that.
Personal discovery and growth come from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, room for relief, room for misery, room for joy.
Suffering comes from wishing things were different. Misery is self-inflicted, when we are expecting the “ideal” to overcome the “actual,” or needing things (or people or places) to be different for us so we can then be happy.
Let the hard things in life break you. Let them effect you. Let them change you. Let these hard moments inform you. Let this pain be your teacher.” ~ Pema Chodren
Thought you might appreciate the above as much as I did. I want to offer you a great book to read, as well. I had the personal privilege of meeting the author.
The Impossible Just Takes A Little Longer: Living with Purpose and Passion by Art Berg and Tony Robbins.
Thanks to Leigh Johnson, for another great quote!