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Letter to My Grandson

On Dec 6, 2011 Gail Quarles wrote:

 When I was in agony from firbromyalgia and Lyme disease and a head injury, I read the works of Mira Alfasa, the Mother  Sri Aurobindo. She taught me how to walk through and beyond the pain. As long as we recognize it as an enemy, we butt up against a wall of pain, and it is not bearable. When we walk though it to the other side, we see it's transitory nature, and we become sperate from it and it becomes bearable.  It truly works. I also took the catholic teaching of the Mother Mary of Jesus that when you consecrate your pain, it becomes useful, and you balance karma thereby. So I began to consecrate my pain for the unborn who would be aborted, and the abused children of the world. I had immediate relief. I still hurt, yes, but my pain became a gift to mankind, and not a vicious creature in itself.  Mankind is to take dominion over the world, and if we own and use our pain, it will not own us. As Buddha said.. ride the bull , and St. Francis said that we should ride brother ass(our bodies) and not let it ride us ! 

On May 1, 2013 luv4all wrote:

Thank you for sharing useful insights and ways of dealing with pain. These shall be good and helpful, I am sure.


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