I read a quote today that said (paraphrasing) one shouldn’t have fear because pain and suffering of the body and mind will exist on this planet.
I found it kind of freeing; the need to alleviate pain and suffering dropping away — and I therefore am able to do the actions I want regardless of pain and suffering. They no longer cripple my actions.
Now, I’m a long, long way from perfecting such accountability and action. It is nice to have such a glimmering of hope on an autumn day.