"We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full."

 
"We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full." - Marcel Proust

"We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full." - Marcel Proust

You can't heal what you haven't fully experienced and accepted. Suffering is part of life. Though hard, unpleasant, annoying and difficult, the only way past suffering is through it - everything else is merely delaying the inevitable.

Writer, critic, essayist, Proust is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. Full disclosure: I have not read Proust cover-to-cover. Waiting to read in French--ha!