Pain is inevitable but suffering is not. Pain and suffering are very different. Pain is unavoidable; suffering is choosing to live in the pain. The Big Book calls these choices resentments. “To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worthwhile.”
Today, I will choose to live in the present moment. I will choose to be free from suffering knowing instead that my Higher Power wants me to be happy, joyous, and free.