pain

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on self-discovery and pain

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 tranquility: For this hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen...

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: http://books.zaadz.com/1107/the_prophet/by_kahlil_gibran/quotes

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A Quote by LeRoi Jones on individual, pain, neglect, and observation

The torture of being the unseen object, and the constantly observed subject.

LeRoi Jones

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A Quote by Audre Lorde on pain, transcendence, and confrontation

Pain is important; how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it.

Audre Lorde

Source: unknown

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A Quote by Ashley on pain and poetry

"Out of pain, comes poetry."

Ashley Highland

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A Quote by Ashley on pain and poetry

"Out of pain, comes poetry."

Ashley Highland

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A Quote by David Bohm on thought, mind, pain, pleasure, and conditioning

The pleasure-pain reaction is generally appropriate for the animal, but you can see that for thought it is not.  The criterion for coherent thought is that it is true and correct.  But if you can get pleasure or pain from thought then coherent thought is no longer functioning.  Rather, the criterion has become whether the thought gives pleasure or pain, consequently that thought becomes destructive.  If thought can be determined by pleasure or pain, that's already the beginning of a lot of trouble.  And we conditioned by that.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 49

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A Quote by David Bohm on pain and thought

Q:  You're saying that the pain is being done [to me] by me?
Bohm:  By the same thought that does it all in the first place.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 40

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A Quote by David Bohm on pain, negative, thought, positive, and mind

If you engage in positive thinking to overcome negative thoughts, the negative thoughts are still there acting.  That's still incoherence.  It's not enough just to engage in positive thoughts when you have negative thoughts registered, because they keep on working and will cause trouble somewhere else.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 44

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Stevi on pain, pleasure, and perception

Pain and Pleasure are merely defined by Perception

Stephanie Williams

Contributed by: Stevi

A Quote by D. Patrick Miller on forgiveness, regret, pain, and healing

A rage of frustration boiled over and you struck, changing your life and someone else's forever. There is an insult or injury you dealt that cannot be taken back or dismissed. This seems to be proof of your sinfulness, the personal stain that won't ever wash out. In fact it is the dye of your initiation into a more serious life. If you continue to live on automatic you will do more damage. You must now learn to pay profound attention to your inner workings, which mirror the workings of the world at large. You must become an eminently practical, everyday philosopher of pain and redemption, changing your habits and exemplifying change for others as you go along. This is the work you chose for yourself when you attacked. It only begins with apologies and recompense.

D. Patrick Miller

Source: A Little book of Forgiveness, Pages: 45

Contributed by: Creative Philosopher

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