December 30 2017
“ON PAIN” by Kahlil Gibran
“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 tranquility: 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.”
—Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
We have to reach a point of surrender. This is what Jesus’s message points to, that’s what Buddha taught, and that’s what Krishna taught as well. We must crossover the threshold of pain into liberation. With the Yoga of True Wealth , we realize that with this great surrendering brings about the greatest freedom and peace of which passeth all understanding.