Now I see pain more clearly. Pain is not the enemy. False beliefs are the enemy. Lies are the enemy. We can waste years running from pain and avoiding difficult truths about ourselves. But when we get clarity around our pain, we can pursue the healing we need. We can stop fearing pain and begin to embrace it. Pain helps us see where something is unhealthy inside us. When you find out what’s causing the pain, you can get the help you need.
From the book "Mining for Gold"