What is sacrifice? How does it differ from suffering?
When we sacrifice, we give a part of ourselves now in order to get to something bigger in life. Its when we put in effort, give away some comfort, in order to get something LARGER in the FUTURE. Sacrifice is an INVESTMENT.
Suffering, on the other hand, is when we burn energy on the UNCONTROLLABLE. It is when we want to put things desperately under control RIGHT NOW, when we aren’t ready yet. It is when we fail to realize that growth takes time and yet want our problems and issues alleviated RIGHT AWAY. Suffering is mere CONSUMPTION.
We should ask ourselves if we are suffering, or sacrificing. We should identify if we are consuming our resources, or investing with them.
Look toward the future, look toward the long-term, and there shall we find our answers.