Category: Suffering

Two types of pain

Each of us must have experienced both forms of pain at various points in our life. The pain that hurts us can be physical pain or psychological pain. Physical pain, unless it is a permanent pain, is often forgotten once we are physically healed. The psychological pain on the other hand tends to remain with … Continue reading Two types of pain

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The futility of worrying

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength. A.J. Cronin Strange as it may seem, many of us worry because the pain of worry seems to offer an axis around which one can go in circles and feel that we have actually done our bit to stem the tide. … Continue reading The futility of worrying

When do we really live?

Unless you give yourself to some great cause, you haven’t even begun to live. William P. Merrill From the time we are born our primitive urge is self preservation and this means that we tend to compete/ fight to live for ourselves. Beginning with our need for food, we seek shelter and security for ourselves … Continue reading When do we really live?

Rejoice, pray, give thanks – always

Rejoice always, pray constantly, and in all circumstances give thanks. The Desert Fathers When in pain physical or psychological it is very difficult to rejoice let alone give thanks. Prayer for freedom from pain would be a natural response and yet that would not be the real prayer from the heart. In happier circumstances rejoicing … Continue reading Rejoice, pray, give thanks – always