|Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem, 1842-1848 - Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin|
"There is a piece of suffering which is a river that flows through the human condition and is part and parcel of our arising itself. Eckhart Tolle talks about it as the 'collective pain body of humanity.' Conscious awakening does not put a final end to suffering, but rather, allows us to bear it in a way that is luminous, generous, and ultimately sacramental. Through our prayers and our presence, we take our part in bearing the cost of this precious divine finitude, in which and through which infinite love is revealed.
"What we do know is that great injustice, cruelty, physical pain, or betrayal, when consciously accepted and generously borne, can give rise to a peculiarly luminous and healing quality of love, and that this love radiates out from the site of the pain as a source of healing and hope for the entire cosmos."
- Palm Sunday, Cynthia Bourgeault from 'Conscious Suffering'
We suffer--- this could be any excitable
experience where the emotions are captured
by the imagination and not discarded -
Happy Easter blessings ___________________
Or it could be physical pain.Delete
I think there is a distinction
physical pain and suffering and
there is confusion about this
distinction but both could be
experience at the same time -
I don't think that there is a distinction.Delete
I think that Body and Soul are one.