Embrace your suffering – it reveals the way to peace

This is a perfect quote from Thich Nhat Hahn for the days ahead. The world is facing much uncertainty. The collective shadow is rising. Fear and hatred that has been buried for decades is erupting into the light – not because of failure, and not as punishment, but so we can heal the divisions between us. Together we can find a way to heal our world and the pain in our hearts – on both sides of the apparent divide. Embrace your suffering and it will reveal the way to peace…

“Without suffering, you cannot grow. Without suffering, you cannot get the peace and joy you deserve. Please don’t run away from your suffering. Embrace it and cherish it. Go to the Buddha (the Buddha within us all), sit with him, and show him your pain. He will look at you with loving kindness, compassion, and mindfulness, and show you ways to embrace your suffering and look deeply into it. With understanding and compassion, you will be able to heal the wounds in your heart, and the wounds in the world. The Buddha called suffering a Holy Truth, because our suffering has the capacity of showing us the path to liberation. Embrace your suffering, and let it reveal to you the way to peace.”

Thich Nhat Hahn



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