Are you willing to be here in constant, abject pain one minute longer? I'm not. Are you willing to be here suffering endlessly and needlessly through distressing situations - worrying, fussing, fretting, about things you can do nothing about? I'm not. And we don't have to be.
We're here to feel joy and absorb all of life's beauty we can. If pain comes, let it pass quickly through. Then move on to joy.
It's a conscious choice.
~Melody Beattie, Journey to the Heart