Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Quotes for the Chiron Journey

© 2011 by Joyce Mason
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The arc of the healing journey, represented by Chiron in your astrology chart, involves dealing with pain or disowned parts of yourself. From there, as much as possible, you work to overcome the pain or to locate and plug back into your being your disconnected parts. Finally, you give back to others what you’ve learned in the process. The latter often expresses itself as your vocation or calling.

Here are some quotes to inspire you along the way.

Managing Pain

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.  ~Khalil Gibran

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. ~ Joseph Campbell
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.  ~ Erma Bombeck
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. ~ Khalil Gibran

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. ~ Carl Jung


Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. ~ William James
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. ~ Helen Keller
The burden which is well borne becomes light. ~ Ovid

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. ~ Molière
Sore to SOAR  ~ Margaret Gill, Abundant Private Practices

Giving Back (Vocation)

There is a thing you know how to do that no man has had to teach you. This is your calling, your purpose, your annointing, your destiny. ~ Donna Krech

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence. ~ Honoré de Balzac

My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant. ~ Elvis Costello

"You owe it to all of us to get on with what you're good at." ~ W.H. Auden

"Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am."  ~ Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

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