Animals react by running from pain and seeking comfort.
They flourish by surviving.
Humans are still tied to these ancient impulses
But to flourish, we need not only survive but grow spiritually.
Growing spiritually means living to your potential.
Pushing past impulses to levels you’ve never been to.
It always brings pain and discomfort.
See them as a signal that you’re doing the right things.
Rejoice in it.
You’re trading in bodily pain for spiritual tranquility.
The other way around leads to deep suffering.