In my mind, there are only two things in this world that cause us pain and suffering…

1…thinking about the past
2…resisting reality/the present

Suffering is important. Suffering gives us strength, pain helps us grow, it is necessary. I think to be human is to suffer. But when do we add more pain by attaching resistance to the suffering? Pain can just be pain if we let it be. That pain is not a part of us and it is never permanent. Let it be present, let it move through us, let it swim all the way to our heart and release all the way to down to our toes. Allow it to come and allow it to go.

There is a type of indescribable strength which comes from letting pain in and coming out on the other side gracefully, without the resistance, without letting the past come haunt us again. That is why I think suffering is beautiful.