A Quote by Philip M. Berk

Life is always testing your limits and the more you willfully engage in this process, the more you inevitably feel pain—but it is what you do with the pain that matters.  Just as the lotus grows out of the mud, you grow through the tests and trials that your heart endures.  Your experiences, no matter how hard, are the tools for you to use to face your life.  Only by surrendering to these experiences can you find the sustenance you need to keep on growing.

Philip Berk

Source: Mountain's Stillness, River's Wisdom: A Compassionate Guide to the Art of Being, Pages: 15

Contributed by: Phil