suffering

A Quote by Tracy Phaup on purpose, self-expression, suffering, mourning, grief, grieving, frustrating, birth, and contribution

I suspect that if we could sum up in a single sentence what our purpose in life would be - it's that we were born to be "fully Self-expressive".  And we could put a big chunk of the world's suffering under the categories of "suffering because we know that we're not expressing our Selves fully, or mourning that we don't even know who that is, or that we lost touch with that Self somewhere along the way".  It's incredibly frustrating to know that you have something inside of you like that and to not be quite reaching the point of giving birth to it - to be bringing it out into the world.

Tracy Phaup

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Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by W. Michael Gear on suffering, struggle, struggline, and light

Sometimes humans beg for battles to be taken away from them, not realizing that only in struggling with shadows is the Light made manifest.

W. Michael Gear

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Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, risk, risks, nothing, suffering, learn, grow, and live

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.

Leo Buscaglia

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Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Dalai Lama on suffering, burnout, exhausted, and self-care

In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel "burnout" setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.

Dalai Lama

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Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on love, compassion, victim, victims, suffer, suffering, compassionate, knowledge, and pity

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy - ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss.  I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what at last I have found. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved. Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer. This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Osho on suffering, letting go, joy, festival, and life

Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you'll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You'll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival.

osho

Contributed by: JJ

A Quote by M. Kathleen Casey on pain and suffering

Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional.

M. Kathleen Casey

Contributed by: Vicki

A Quote by John Friend on hope, yoga, and suffering

When we get out of alignment with Spirit and we try to make or expect life to be something different than it really is, suffering happens. We all experience pain and suffering, but it is not the quintessential nature of life. Just because the earth turns away from the sun and night occurs doesn't mean that the sun isn't always shining. It might be hard to see sometimes, but goodness and divine beauty can always be found if you adjust your vision just right.

John Friend

Contributed by: sarah lee

A Quote by Ben Okri on suffering, edure, overcome, suicide, suicidal, love, and greatness

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.

Ben Okri

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on enlightenment, supreme enlightened mind, bodhisattva, ego, personality, living beings, reincarnation, and suffering

A virtuous man or woman who is determined to develop the Supreme Enlightened Mind, should thus develop it: I have to lead all living beings to put a stop to (reincarnation) and escape (suffering), and when they have been so led, not one of them in fact stops (reincarnating) or escapes suffering. Why? Because, if a Bodhisattva believes in the notion of an ego, a personality, or a living being, he is not a true Bodhisattva.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

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