A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on pain, foolishness, bliss, knowledge, eternal wisdom, eternal, wisdom, sun, in vain, and vain

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Mr. on pain and bitterness

The pain stings like an open wound. Rub in salt and only bitterness blooms. Get at the root of the feeling and a wisdom is born that starts the healing.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Song: "We Keep On Hurting Each Other "By Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Mr. on suffering, heartache, pain, wisdom, and healing

So much suffering and heartache bourne upon this worldly plain, so many caught up in it that can't see beyond their pain. Cries the wisdom of the ages all wounds are healed in time. Like a beacon to the future shines the inspiration that Hope is the answer.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Song: Hope Is The Answer by Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on pain, time, and now

Always say "yes" to the present moment.  What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is?  what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now?  Surrender to what is.  Say "yes" to life -- and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 35

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A Quote by Byron Katie on hurt feelings, power, pain, anger, frustration, and relationships

"Hurt feelings or discomfort of any kind cannot be cause by another person. No one outside me can hurt me. That's not a possibility. It's only when I believe a stressful thought that I get hurt. And I'm the one who's hurting me by believing what I think. This is very good news, because it means that I don't have to get someone else to stop hurting me. I'm the one who can stop hurting me. It's within my power.

What we are doing with inquiry is meeting our thoughts with some simple understanding, finally. Pain, anger, and frustration will let us know when it's time to inquire. We either believe what we think or we question it: there's no other choice. Questioning our thoughts is the kinder way. Inquiry always leaves us as more loving human beings."  

Byron Katie

Source: I Need Your Love - Is That True? : How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead, Pages: 96

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on pain, attention, living in the now, and beauty

...pain is what it took to teach me to pay attention. In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. In the exact now, we are all, always, all right. I am breathing in and out. Realizing this, I began to notice that each moment was not without its beauty.

Julia Cameron

Source: Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Pages: 54

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on joy, pain, suffering, ken wilber, integral, unite, universal pluralism, pluralism, and commonalities

True pluralism on the other hand, is always universal pluralism, (or integral-aperspectival): you start with the commonalities and deep structures that unite human beings--we all suffer, and triumph, laugh and cry, feel pleasure and pain, wonder and remorse; we all have the capacity to form images, symbols, concepts, rules; we all have 208 bones, two kidneys, and one heart; we are all open to a Divine Ground, by whatever name.  And then you add all the wonderful differences, surface structures, culturally constructed variants, and so on, that make various groups--and various individuals--all different, special, and unique.  But if you start with the differences and the pluralism, and never make it to the universal, then you have only the aprespectival madness, ethnocentric revivals, regressive catastrophes.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 184-185

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A Quote by Dan on pain, suffering, stress, resistance, dan millman, and way of the peaceful warrior

Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is...The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.

Dan Millman

Source: Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on beauty, brothers, impulses, learning, pain, and sleep

Brother stand the pain; Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose. A particular glows with the universal.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on pain and power


If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Classics)

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