Tuesday, April 03, 2007

On Pain

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.

Khalil Gibran


Noushy Syah said...

They said no pain no gain!!...things to ponder,really, why do pple take it wrongly when sometimes what you just do is to ask?..what you expect is just a simple answer and to understand the circumstances...is it too hard?

AT the end of the day, glad that you overcomed it..

Anonymous said...

those pains kadang2 ajar kita banyak pelajaran. those pains kadang2 buat kita berfikir banyak benda dan yet, those pains jugaklah buat kita jadi manusia yang berguna.