"You can only recognize your happiness against the background of suffering. If you have not suffered hunger, you do not appreciate having something to eat. If you have not gone through a war, you don’t know the value of peace. That is why we should not try to run away from one thing after another thing. Holding our suffering, looking deeply into it, we find a way to happiness."
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thedarkersideofreality)
This man & his teachings have helped me through some really, really dark times.
This is the basis of pain speaking……finding a way to happiness thru communicating pain.