When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?” 
Eleanor Roosevelt

Misery is a feeling of sadness and despair, a prolonged state of unhappiness and suffering. It is the absence of hope, the belief that things will never get better.

Misery can be a choice. The result of focusing on the negative aspects of life, on your problems and shortcomings. Alternatively, happiness comes from cultivating gratitude, appreciating the good things in your life, and focusing on your strength and potential. Drawing the card of Misery encourages you to confront your suffering and see that all of life’s experiences lead to deeper insight.

Misery Mantra: I confront my suffering with courage and resilience, finding deeper insight and understanding.