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Friday, September 28, 2018

On Suffering | 苦しんで | De Patientia

The pain you feel are messengers in disguise...Listen to them!

---Rumi (excertpted)

When you recognize the children
and find the Mother,
you will be free of sorrow.

If you close your mind in judgements
and traffic with desires,
your heart will be troubled.
If you keep your mind from judging
and aren't led by the senses,
your heart will find peace.

Seeing into darkness is clarity.
Knowing how to yield is strength.
Use your own light
and return to the source of light.
This is called practicing eternity.

---Tao te Ching, 52 (Mitchell, 1989) (excerpted)

... We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.  We will not regret the past nor shut the door on it.  We will comprehend the work serenity and we will know peace.  No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

----Alcoholics Anonymous 83:4 (excerpted)

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Welcome as a witness to a fools journey out of the darkness. I welcome all tidings - you are all my teachers on this path toward a meaningful and purposeful sobriety.

COG, 1st Cl.