“The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more that you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.”

Thomas Merton (via selfinspiration)

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  • Beth

    on September 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    yep…completely true. gotta go through the pain. avoiding it’s only gonna multiply the proportions in the long run…

  • Homelypoet

    on September 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    “Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal. Suck it up.”
    – USMC