When the mind and body overcomes the obstacles of life’s tribulations, the faculties thereof has proven the worth of its higher mental faculties and the strength of such has risen the heavy burden of its existant lower mentalities.
To advance—that means Work. Patient, exhausting, thankless, often bewildering Work. Dear sister, if you would but Work! Work blindly, foolishly, misguidedly, it doesn’t matter in the end: Work in itself has absolute virtue.
Over the years I have had several students tell me that they do not like doing massages because they feel everyone else’s emotions. They ask, “Mona, can I shut that off so I don’t have to feel that?” My answer usually goes something like, “If that is what you want, then maybe you need to…
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’