Very often in our lives, suffering, contrary to normal expectation, motivates people to progress, to feel empathy, to control desires and persevere. But all along we have only tried not to think about it, not dared to face it and more often than not simple evaded reality. As a result , our minds become weaker and weaker. This is why the Buddha encouraged us to contemplate what he taught in the Four Seals of Dharma: All contemplated phenomena are of the nature of suffering.
~ Depicted from "The Four Seasonal Quotes from Khenpo"