You don't have to experience chronic pain to have a special spot in your heart for this quote. We have all seen our own horrors. Each one of us have stories worthy of being bound in leather and typed on heavy papyrus.
We are not asking to wallow in our pain. We are talking about acknowledging what is beautiful, what is difficult and what has us stuck. In seeing the truth of a situation, we are better equipped to handle it with grace.
When we deny our own experience, downplay our struggles, we rob ourselves of the deeper truths that are revealed in understanding our inner landscape. When we have a clear knowing of self, rarely does it need to be explained.
Weakness is a mirage in the desert. It transforms into strength when you reach it.