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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,
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Cheri Mackey 26 October 2006

Mr.Gibran your poem is really touching. It is though you went through some situation and the only thing you had to fall back on was your fate in the higher power. I took you poems as yes there is pain in this world. and yes you are bound to get hurt. Just dont let the pain take over life. Life is to short for saddness. Smile and get over it the light still shines

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* Sunprincess * 08 June 2014

.......pain comes in many forms and degrees....there is pain in the body...and pain in the mind...known as depression....cause some thoughts are painful.....pain in the soul....also known as sorrow...cause missing a loved one is so painful.....enjoyed this amazing write on pain....nicely done...

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Derek Arakelian 06 November 2009

Much of your pain is self chosen. I have heard this again and again you almost need the pain to grow, it's another stepping stone to the other side, to your true self. I've tried telling some of my massage clients that your pain may be need at this time but it is hard to convince people of this when they hurt.

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Candis Johnson 01 July 2013

I love this poem! I was first introduced to it on an episode of Moesha! Good times, Good TV! ! !

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Tamara - Hanaring 16 September 2009

Khalil Gibran..from the pain we gain, it changes the insane to a wisely sane, it is the great's mate.it crafts our souls, it is the rain for grains of the wheat, it is the food of the poets...

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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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