Saturday, March 7, 2009

PAIN VS SUFFERING QUOTE WITH DAISIES

Another version of the daisy border. This is a tough saying, but true. Animals have pain, humans suffer. It is when we start saying things like: "This isn't fair. I can't stand this. God must be punishing me. I will go to heaven because I've suffered so much." that we turn pain into suffering. We help ourselves by avoiding thoughts of feeling sorry for ourselves, blaming others, or worrying about the future. In the moment, everything is tolerable, but we project that it is going to get worse and be catastrophic. We humans are good at making things worse by living in the regretable past or feared future, whereas an animal lives in the moment and keeps things simple.
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Small prints or cards.
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REFERENCE: i71, t48

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