To diminish the suffering of pain, we need to make a crucial distinction between the pain of pain, and the pain we create by our thoughts about the pain. Fear, anger, guilt, loneliness and helplessness are all mental and emotional responses that can intensify the pain
Strange, just realized thanks to wordpress I am reading the quote again and felt like blogging it. Last time it was Jan 30, 2008 – 2 months after I returned from the US! Also had a photo taken of a co-passenger lost in deep thought. Possibly I was still experiencing pain. This time I am out of it (finally after 15 odd months) and would have to say I have experienced the quote truly. Around a year back, I came to the same conclusion on my own 🙂 Possibly absolute truths are best when self-realised 😀 strange uh? deja vu!