Suffering begins our search for healing. – K Lang
No-one wants to suffer, but in my own life experiences and for those who seek counseling, it is our suffering that leads us to evolve, grow and heal.
Eckhart Tolle tells us, “Suffering is a wonderful teacher and for most people their only spiritual teacher. Suffering deepens us. Most of our suffering is self-created. It is created out of an interpretation of and resistance to what is.
We need suffering to come to a point of realization that we do not need to suffer any more. Only when you’ve had enough suffering are we able to say: “I don’t need this anymore – there is another way to live. I will no longer mentally argue with what is.” That’s the end of self-inflicted suffering. And, if you no longer inflict suffering on yourself, then you will also no longer inflict suffering on others – because the two go together.”
Suffering is our teacher. When we see beyond the pain and create space in our life, we find the path to healing.