In our western society we grow up pushing pain away. We distance ourselves from pain through legal and illegal drugs, shopping, eating or not eating, caretaking, blame and even obsessively positive thinking. The list is endless. But every spiritual and wisdom tradition tells us that the dark times can be the most fertile periods of growth, the incubators of new life. Almost every day life throws up growth opportunities disguised as something we’d rather do without. Read more at Growing from Suffering – Sibyl Magazine October 2015 or at Sibyl Magazine.
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