Sunday, October 23, 2011

The purpose of pain

is to keep the child
from touching the stove

 Manoa, the Valley of the Rainbows,
Home to University of Hawaii.  Got my degree in that dome.

" The world is full of suffering,
it is also full
of overcoming it. "

Helen Keller

 Diamond Head beyond the Ala Wai golf course

" Suffering has been stronger
than all other teaching,
and has taught me to understand . . . 
I have been bent and broken, 
but - I hope - into a better shape. "

Charles Dickens


There are still some Hawaiians around!

" The world is a looking glass 
and gives back to every man
the reflection of his own face.  "

William Makepeace Thackeray

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Without pain
life is a game.
(Without contentment
grows resentment.)

But pain is more than that,
WE are more than that.
It is a big part of living
on this Earth,
in these bodies.

Those who feel no pain
are dangerous.

Pain teaches us humility,
and empathy 

for other creatures.

Without pain we are heedless
hurting others needless.

 Thanks for YOUr Visit!
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