On Pain

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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.
Thursday, January 1, 2004
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COMMENTS
eeeee 10 December 2020
nice.nice. nice. relateable.
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Khairul Ahsan 24 October 2020
A well deserved honor of being chosen as the 'Classic Poem of the Day'! '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.' - A scholar's vision, a poet's expression!
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Mahtab Bangalee 24 October 2020
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: ///Great Poem penned on the self chosen pains of life ///Pain on this earth; sorrow of life on this earth; tears of present on this earth all pains are self-chosen; so it needs remedy and the true physician is own mind; the inner self; need to obey the physician's advice, the rules of inner self
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Luis Estable 24 October 2020
This makes me think of this phrase, " Accept your pain with triumph." A poem of which a long comment could be written.
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Turuva Keli 24 October 2020
" Much of your pain is self-chosen." i relate to this so much in my life. Everything about this poem was just Beautiful. Thank You.
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Edward Kofi Louis 24 October 2020
Seasons and reasons! ! ! Hearts in wonder! Facing with the muse of love and life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. It is life!
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Aniruddha Pathak 26 November 2019
I visited again, such a beautiful poem, such novel ideas.
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sjsndusuwhwuwbwuw 07 October 2019
I like it I am wating for another poem
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Hghhhgh 10 September 2019
It was the first of two major
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