I have suffered the loss of close family members, and, while I have gotten used to the passing of my loved ones, I have never gotten over it. Some days, it seems to me that the funerals of my parents, Aunts and Uncles, Nephew and close friends were just yesterday, and I am overwhelmed with…

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Pain vs Suffering: Pain and dying are not the same as suffering.

THE NATURE OF SUFFERING. A few months ago a friend told me about the lessons he learned as a teenager from his then terminally ill father.  My friend said that when his father was dying he said that sickness, pain and dying are not the same as suffering.  According to my friend, as far back…

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