We grow. It hurts at first.
when we linger in the questions….
inquiry for today~ this vast experience of unpleasantness and grasping for happiness…..how will you be in the middle today?
When your mind is liberated, your heart floods with compassion: compassion for yourself, for having undergone countless sufferings because you were not yet able to relieve yourself of false views, hatred, ignorance, and anger; and compassion for others because they do not yet see and so are still imprisoned by false views, hatred, and ignorance and continue to create suffering for themselves and for others. Now you look at yourself and at others with the eyes of compassion, like a saint who hears the cry of every creature in the universe and whose voice is the voice of every person who has seen reality in perfect wholeness.
~Thich Nhat Hanh