Torturer and prisoner

Phakyab understood then how important it is to put our sufferings into perspective, to not lock oneself in a painful past that indefinitely extends the ordeal.

Because when that happens, we become our own torturer.

– taken from an article in tricycle

 

Struggle

Steve is in the office. He is in pain and suffering.

Bumped in the chest an hour ago by a rude passer-by, the incident disturbed and angered him so much that he kept revisiting that split-second experience in his mind.

His chest doesn’t hurt. He suffers from a headache.