Quote by Eckhart Tolle: For most people, their spiritual teacher is their suffering. Because eventually the suffering brings about awakening.

More from Eckhart Tolle on Suffering

 Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.  — from Stillness Speaks
 Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion. — from Stillness Speaks
Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of Consciousness and the burning of the Ego. — from The Power of Now
Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can't stand the suffering anymore. True freedom is living as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience in this moment. This inner alignment with the Now is the end of suffering.

 Amen to that,