I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and a willingness to remain vulnerable.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Learning from adversity
I first came across the following quotation when I was quite young - early twenties, I think. It inspired and encouraged me then and it still does today: