Why this subject which people tend to fear, shun, escape and dislike and reject which are all normal reactions. Yet, it is exactly these very human reactions that makes us empowered by suffering instead of empowering it.
While it is difficult to hide Pain, it is not so with suffering as many people internalize their sufferings.
Suffering, if it was caused by physical or mental pain could be managed as in pain management. There are various causes of sufferings.
What about emotional and spiritual suffering? Synonyms associated with suffering are anguish, heartbreak, heartache.
Unlike physical pain, it cannot be measured. Nonetheless, there are levels of intensity to suffering. It takes more time to heal suffering than to heal pain. If it is spiritual pain, will it cease after this earthly life?
Yet from the writings of well-known mystics, they described this spiritual suffering as sweet, as they are certain of its ending.
People tend to learn from suffering and much has been written about the value of Suffering. Many will tell you that suffering matured them and that they became stronger because of a particular suffering that they overcame! If you wish to share any short story of how suffering improved your life or outlook,please send it to me by clicking on Comments.