We suffer because we have a lesson to learn.
I read this thought and decided to expand upon it because I am coming to realize that I cause my own suffering and a huge part of the reason for the suffering is because I didn't learn the lesson the last time I suffered for the same reason.
If experience is the best teacher it begs the question of why I have to keep experiencing the same discomforts repeatedly and still not learn the lesson that is there for me and quite frankly is right in my face. How dense must I be to keep doing self-destructive things, suffering the consequences, and then doing the same thing again?
One of our most vulnerable times is after a victory or an extended length of success seeing weight loss, improvements in fitness, and success with self-discipline. We let our guards down; we didn't learn the lesson. We didn't seal the victory.
We must all ask ourselves toward what outcomes are our lives moving?
Are we learning any lessons?