I’m grateful for pain and suffering, specifically my own.
Most people spend their lives working to avoid discomfort, and live attempting to avoid challenges and failure. Little do these folks realize that in their attempt to avert short term pain ... they set themselves up for a life of mediocrity and misery. Even less do they realize that pain and suffering is the soil where pleasure and joy are grown.
You know this is true if you train with weights, or go to the gym. To build muscle, lose weight, or get stronger you are willing to endure tough workouts and often more strict eating habits. The pain and suffering you experience through your workouts lend itself to a stronger body. If you want to get better grades in school, you sometimes suffer by studying hard, and skipping out on some late night parties. If you want to be a business owner, you give up a regular paycheck and medical benefits.
Just like every daytime is preceded by nighttime, every pleasure is preceded by pain. When you can see that pleasure and pain are two sides of the same coin... you will also find yourself strangely grateful for pain. Just like I am. Pain IS pleasure. Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual strength go onward #strength #pmes #struggle #pain #pleasure #thankful #motivation #grateful #growth #gift #elite #challenge #selfgrowth #positivethinking #positivevibes