The More You Try To Avoid Suffering…

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The more 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. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most.

 

― Thomas Merton. The Seven Storey Mountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

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