And yet all loneliness, angers, hatreds, envies, and itchings that it contains, if rolled into one single experience and put into the scale against the least moment of the joy that is felt by the least in Heaven, would have no weight that could be registered at all. Bad cannot succeed even in being bad as truly as good is good. — C.S. Lewis (via presidiums)

(via etherity)

Real love is not afraid to bleed. — Rend Collective Experiment “The Cost” (via walkingstories)
Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer. — Mark Z. Danielewski (House of Leaves)

(via harbie)

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller (via myquotelibrary)

(via harbie)

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
(2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ESV)

Unbelievable… to have such hope in this suffering.  

day 41

fun day. i had my first insanity workout. i think im gonna like this. i just gotta make sure not to get too tired and pass out.

dinner with saeyoung was great. i like sharing dinner with him. i feel… at home. weird. im not sure if that’s the right word. but i guess it’s this sense where i dont have to feel like im wearing a mask. but im not pretending either when im talking to others. its more that im able to be more honest…

suffering is the art of solidarity… rob bell’s drops like stars is just overwhelming. suffering is so poignant. it can eliminate the trivial and uncover the necessary. comfort is so deceiving. i’m not sure if i suffer…if anything, i try to make myself suffer with the stress of school, responsibilities, and expectations. but, i feel like nothing is really out of my control. i may possibly be too safe. too safe to be alive.