Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional

“Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.”
― Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

Let go off the dead – the pain and the suffering will pass on too.

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  1. I lost my husband last year. I believe that all the pain I am going through now is part of a healing process. For those who have lost their loved ones; pain and suffering is part of something we all go through. It all depends on each person how long they need in order to feel what they need to feel and the amount of time for this suffering to go through. We all are one, yet so different from one another. We all have different ways of coping with loss and emotions. As an individual, each person needs their own time and their own way of coping with a loss of a loved one. Sometimes, this suffering is what heals us inside. As long as you know that you will get through it, take as long as you need. Let no other person tell you what is right and what is wrong. You be yourself….Just don’t forget to take care of yourself.
    All my prayers are with those who need it the most.

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