Our struggle is, in the end, a struggle with the self ---a struggle that must be carried on. Like muscle training, developing the soul is an extremely painful process. Endure and persevere. Tangible things may get stolen, disintegrate, break, disappear; the invisible treasure of the soul is indestructible. Whatever pain you suffer will be rewarded in full. Wonderful fruits will be yours.
(From Something You Forgot Along the Way, page 54)
Source: The Buddhist Village Times #13 | 2012, TOWARDS THE LIGHT