Pain is self-chosen.

I saw this was my blog from a few years aMy very favorite poet is Kahlil Gibran.  One of my favorite books is The Prophet.  I first read that book when I was in the eighth grade.  If you haven’t read it, you should.  There are always copies available at the Half Price Bookstore.  I love the written word.  I love when the words are formed and twisted in a way that make you stop.  Think.  Kahlil Gibran was a wonderful talent at doing just that.  I woke up today with the words, “pain is self-chosen” stuck in my head.  I love this quote.

“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)

 

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