Pain: Our Most Precious Guide

Precious pain is a term that often brings reactions of outrage and doubt from people. Our society generally views pain as something terrible that must be escaped at all costs. Those who view pain as something useful are thought of as masochists or psychotics. Pain and suffering are thought to be inseparable. Pain is a […]

Double Vision: An East-West Collaboration for Coping with Cancer

The purpose of life threatening disease is very difficult for any of us to fathom. It is hard for us to see how pain and suffering can lead to anything that is worthwhile, let alone educational. However, our master teachers keep exorting us to look upon pain and suffering as the greatest of the teachers. […]

Precious Pain – A Guide for Health and Healing

The way we develop our early relationship with pain is easy to see. If you have ever seen a toddler fall and bump his head while his mother is watching, assuming the fall wasn’t traumatic enough to cause terror, you have seen him get up and look to his mother to see how she was […]

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