Thursday, February 25, 2010

On Pain ~ ~ Khalil Gibran ...

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its
heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the
daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem
less wondrous than your joy;

And you would accept the seasons of your heart,
even as you have always accepted the seasons that
pass over your fields.

And you would watch with serenity through the
winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen.

It is the bitter potion by which the physician within
you heals your sick self.

Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy
in silence and tranquillity:

For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by
the tender hand of the Unseen,

And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has
been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has
moistened with His own sacred tears.

Khalil Gibran

1 comment:

  1. very true much of our pain is chosen by us our endless and color full wishes produce ,but this is a reality that hear without pain is like a desert which never touched the rain and never wittiness the process of life ,it comes and deliver us real taste of life around us ,it makes us able to feel others pain and when it crosses its limit we are strong and unbeatable ,thanks for such beautiful sharing take care