He liked to point out that the only problem with suffering is that we automatically label it as bad. We see it as something to avoid even though the rational function of pain is to make us stronger. It’s actually good for us.
As such, if you affirm and welcome pain and interpret it how it should be interpreted, then it doesn’t need to be that troubling thing that holds you down from experiencing the joys of life.
When you change how you see yourself, you change.
“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”
― Mark Twain
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit” — Aristotle.