Can we have peace without first going through pain? If everything is perfect in your regular life, why mess with it by trying to experience peace? Pain makes you remember the Master,  or God, and so you are inspired to try to practice the teachings. Slowly your mind gets completely consumed with this pain. Now the mind is focused and you, slowly, experience peace. One day, the pain drops after serving its purpose, and only peace remains.— Satish Daryanani