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" Indeed, the truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. "
How Does She Do It?: 101 Life Lessons from One Mother to Another - Page 75
by Sheila Ellison - 2004 - 176 pages
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Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts, Funny Sayings: A Stupendous Collection of ...

Bob Phillips - Reference - 1993 - 343 pages
...important spiritual and central ones — as long as it prolongs one's well-being. Alexander Solzhenitsyn The truth that many people never understand, until...proportion to your fear of being hurt Thomas Merton SUICIDE More people commit suicide with a fork than with a gun. The man who, in a fit of melancholy,...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Food enough for a week. But I'll be darned if I know how the helican. MERTON Thomas 1915-1968 7330 al by the state pending good behavlour. 6686 (of Lillian...(on reaching the age of 50) Ballads and babies. Th proportlon to your fear of being hurt. 7331 Vlolence is essentially wordless, and it can begin only...
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Women and the Value of Suffering: An Aw(e)ful Rowing Toward God

Kristine M. Rankka - Religion - 1998 - 254 pages
...some leveL ln recalling the events surrounding the death of his father, Thomas Merton wrote: 1ndeed, the truth that many people never understand until it is too late, is thai the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you sufter, because smaller and more insignificant...
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Fear Not: Thoughts on Courage

Benjamin Darling - Reference - 2002 - 112 pages
...American Prot!erh There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it. — Alfred Hiteheoek The more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer,...proportion to your fear of being hurt. — Thomas Maton There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire. — John Chunon...
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St. Benedict and St. Thérèse: The Little Rule & the Little Way

Dwight Longenecker - Spiritual life - 2002 - 221 pages
...we try to avoid the bad sort of reality, we automatically miss the good as well. Thomas Merton says: The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you...and more insignificant things begin to torture you . . . the one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most: and his suffering...
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Handbook for the Spirit

Richard Carlson, Benjamin Shield - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2011 - 224 pages
...work?" Instead, why not ask, "What if I succeed?" You may be pleasantly surprised by your answers. The truth that many people never understand, until...proportion to your fear of being hurt. — Thomas Mcrton £X£RCIS£ What do / Fear? In your journal, answer the following questions: What do I fear...
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Emotional Discipline: The Power to Choose How You Feel; 5 Life Changing ...

Charles Manz - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 2003 - 234 pages
...2002) extends this work by examining the practical significance of EQ for leadership effectiveness. \ow The more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer...insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion toyour fear of being hurt. —Thomas MertorP 1 (must confess that the ideas in this chapter were the...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 817 pages
...1913-1960 ~ "Neither Victims Nor Executioners," The Worlds of Existentialism, Maurice Friedman, ed., 1964 The truth that many people never understand, until...suffering the more you suffer because smaller and insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. ~ Thomas Merton,...
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Pride & Humility

&. D. Neilsons &. D. - Religion - 2008 - 320 pages
...acceptance is usually measured by its severity, usefulness, whether it is deserving, chosen, or wanted. "The truth that many people never understand, until...proportion to your fear of being hurt." - Thomas Merton In a religious sense, suffering is a consequence of the original sin. It could be applied as a self-accepting...
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