Maybe God doesn't see it like us. If there is a god, she might see time quite differently than a mortal. She might be calculating not just local impact, but how its ripples change and affect suffering over multiple time frames.
If there is a god, they might see death as returning and not leaving.
If there is a god, we might not have complete control.
If there is a god, he might not share our aversion to suffering. #pain #god #forgiveness #suffering #perspective
I want to address two traps: Becoming free does not require the other person's cooperation. Becoming free does not have to be done before the other person dies. Forgiving the unrepentant.
You have already paid by being your father's child. You paid with suffering, confusion, humiliation. Perhaps, as I did, you paid with bruises and blood. Healing is how you collect what you paid for. Insight, compassion, release, a wicked sense of humor, abiding peace, the determination n
"The nerve scars hold an evolutionary potential. For them, the concept of time does not count ... Clinical quiet does not mean that everything is finished. Time does not exist for our tissues."
- Leriche, 1951 This article from the journal Brain (Oxford University Press) delves into the mystery of pain that comes or leaves years after an injury. Although it mostly addresses neuropathic pain linked to physical injuries, such as stroke, paralysis or amputation, there is this
As I worked through the book's distinction between pain and suffering, I came across Paul Ingraham's well researched PainScience.com. Paul's site and blog are simple in the way that can only happen when someone takes something complicated and owns it. If you are a science nerd like me, you will find the site full of juicy information from the world of science and pseudoscience cleaned and wrapped in common sense. If you are suffering from chronic pain or know someone who is
If you had told me when I was ten that I would be spending my life immersed in suffering, frankly, I wouldn't have been surprised. I would have looked at you with a thousand-yard stare and said, "I'd hoped things would get better." What I couldn't know was that most of the suffering wouldn't be mine. Some say we can find peace in two ways; the first is to be so blessed, so naive, that you imagine the world as safe. The second is to have been so buffeted by suffering that you