quote du jour ~hesse

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation…and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.

~Hermann Hesse

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4 thoughts on “quote du jour ~hesse

  1. I kept running up against this last week when I was so sick. My need to be present to the suffering in my body was palpable, but the ability to stay there was very difficult. My truth was seeing how deeply I wanted to escape my pain and misery.. This quote has deep meaning for me this week.

    • It’s hard to love your suffering when you’re so sick! I try to look at it as my body trying to take care of me—even if it’s only to make me STOP. When I was still performing a lot, I used to get sick—like clockwork—the day after a show closed. When I finally noticed the pattern, I realized that it was probably just my body’s way of saying, “Okay, the show is over. You WILL rest now.” I’m glad that the quote had meaning for you, and I hope you feel better soon.

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