“If you want to be free, you must first accept that there is pain in your heart.
You have stored it there. And you’ve done everything you can think of to keep it there, deep inside, so that you never have to feel it. There is also tremendous joy, beauty, love, and peace within you. But they are on the other side of the pain. On the other side of the pain is ecstasy. On the other side is freedom. Your true greatness hides on the other side of that layer of pain. You must be willing to accept pain in order to pass through to the other side. Just accept that it is in there and that you are going to feel it. Accept that as you relax, it will have its moment before your awareness, and then it will pass. It always does.”
The Untethered Soul
Pain, The Price of Freedom.