A pearl is a temple built by pain around a grain of sand.
What longing built our bodies and around what grains?
– Kahlil Gibran
Suffering is hungering for what isn’t…
– Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
Let the world change you and you can change the world
– Che Guevara
The fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness
– Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth