“Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses our self understanding”
Holy scriptures tell us that suffering is ordained… so the context of this quote isn’t just physical.
Pain is nature’s character builder. For anyone that has ever broken a bone, we learn a very valuable lesson about our physical limitations and how to better respect that limit. We also learn that as a result of that break, our bone grows back stronger. The same goes for mental and emotional anguish… Human history teaches us we all have the power and ability to adapt and overcome… How well we do either of those things depends on the strength of our individual will…
Pain essentially peels back our layers and exposes us to ourselves so that we can better understand ourselves.
– Sincere B. Allah