Human beings’ true strength does not lie in their ability to harden themselves to avoid suffering while enduring hardships. Their true strength is the ability to accept suffering with clarity and selflessness, and above all with the peace and unity of the spirit.
When people suffer great hardships, the worst experience for them is to feel abandoned by everyone.

And each one of us may experience this at least once in our life. But this feeling of abandonment, as painful as it may be, is necessary – it compels people to progress on the spiritual path.

If they live the easy life and are satisfied and surrounded by friends, they cannot rise up to the truths of their soul and spirit; for them to discover what is essential, they must be obliged to do so, and experience solitude and lack of support. In reality, no being is abandoned in the true sense of the word.

Even when we have to go through the most terrible ordeals, we are surrounded by beings of light that speak to us and watch over us. Loneliness does not exist, it is only a transient state of consciousness, and for us to go beyond this state of consciousness as quickly as possible, we must never doubt the Being who sustains all worlds.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov