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On pain - Khalil Gibran

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by mike2014, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. mike2014

    mike2014 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi All,

    I came across this poem today and wanted to share it with you...

    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.
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Beautiful poem and thoughts, Mike.
    Thanks for sharing the Khalil Gibran wisdom.

    I think of the tender hand of the Unseen healing us from within us
    as being that of the Holy Spirit.

    Some hypnotists say we should imagine a white light surrounding us, healing us.
    I think it's also the Holy Spirit, healing and protecting us, our Guardian Angel.
  3. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Just perfect....

    Thanks, Mike
  4. Mala

    Mala Well known member

    I love Gibrans's The Prophet.

    It was given to me by a very dear uncle on my 16th birthday.

    It's a small book but its packed full of wisdom & deals with nearly every aspect of life.

    Here are my 2 favourites on relationships.

    On marriage:
    "Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.

    On children: ''Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.''


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