Tag Archives: Pain

The Message of Pain: C S Lewis

Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. C.S. Lewis The image is copyright: Lightspring via Shutterstock … Continue reading

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Mental Pain: C S Lewis

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to … Continue reading

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Personality: J B Yeats

Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint. J B Yeats 1839-1922 Letters to His Son, W B Yeats, And Others The image of the Rorshach ink blot personality test is copyright: Kovalchuk … Continue reading

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Endurance and Hardship: A C Benson

There remain times when one can only endure. One lives on, one doesn’t die, and the only thing that one can do is to fill one’s mind and time as far as possible with the concerns of other people. It … Continue reading

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The Faith Healer of Deal

There was a faith healer of Deal Who said ‘though I know pain’s not real, If I sit on a pin, And it punctures my skin, I dislike what I fancy I feel. The illustration is a hindu sadhu, ‘a … Continue reading

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The Stars Have Not Dealt Me The Worst They Could Do

The stars have not dealt me the worst they could do: My pleasures are plenty, my troubles are two. But oh, my two troubles they reave me of rest, The brains in my head and the heart in my breast. … Continue reading

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