In Suffering You Will Meet Yourself

“It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.”Emil Zatopek

Everybody wants to eat, but few are willing to hunt. Everybody’s got a plan, a goal, a dream, and they give up on it as soon as there’s an obstacle, a defeat…

The man who fears losing has already lost. The man who is afraid of getting punched in the face will never live life on his terms.

I used to be the archetypal nice guy. Trying to play nice, because I didn’t want to get hurt. Afraid to ask questions because I was afraid of being told “no.”

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, adverbs, regrets, and all sorts of people who never had the guts to do what they knew in their hearts was right.

Fear is such a debilitating disease.

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  1. I met myself several years ago when one of my sons was dying from pancreatic cancer. I have “changed” – having learned more deeply to listen, feel, acknowledge life and all of its vibrations around me.

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  2. But don’t beat yourself up if you don’t face your fears the first time – that way you end up feeling even more of a failure. I went to a climbing wall. I’m scared of heights. I got half way to the top then stopped and came down. It was OK. I’d made a start. Next time made it to the top. No sweat. As long as you’re moving in the right direction, it’s fine.

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  3. life is a great teacher it teaches us to embrace gain and pain. I will tell you one more thing god makes you win always when he give suffering he wipes away your sins and when he gives happiness he is rewarding you for your action so either way we are winners


  4. This is a very profound piece, thank you for sharing! From my experience, I can relate to nearly every word. Fear is debilitating but I’m finding that when I face my fears there is not only an overwhelming sense of accomplishment but also as I continue to do so it seems my self-acceptance is increasing as well.

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  5. This is an absolutely amazing post!!!! And a confident booster for all of us knowing that we should be doing more in life.
    “Fear is such a debilitating disease…. But never forget these words: the most heartbreaking thing you’ll experience is wishing that you hadn’t given up.”
    So profound and needed this morning!!! #NeverGiveUp

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