Eckhart Tolle on Suffering
Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.
— Stillness Speaks
Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion. — Stillness Speaks
For most people, their spiritual teacher is their suffering. Because eventually the suffering brings about awakening. — Stillness Speaks
Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can't stand the suffering anymore.
True freedom is living as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience in this moment. This inner alignment with the Now is the end of suffering.
Amen to that,