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Deep unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.

George Eliot (1819-1880)
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Yeah. Amen. At least while it's all inevitable and unavoidable...
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Whatever does not kill us...makes us stronger?
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Context from: Adam Bede


Chapter 42

The Morning of the Trial


At one o'clock the next day, Adam was alone in his dull upper room; his watch lay before him on the table, as if he were counting the long minutes. He had no knowledge of what was likely to be said by the witnesses on the trial, for he had shrunk from all the particulars connected with Hetty's arrest and accusation. This brave active man, who would have hastened towards any danger or toil to rescue Hetty from an apprehended wrong or misfortune, felt himself powerless to contemplate irremediable evil and suffering. The susceptibility which would have been an impelling force where there was any possibility of action became helpless anguish when he was obliged to be passive, or else sought an active outlet in the thought of inflicting justice on Arthur. Energetic natures, strong for all strenuous deeds, will often rush away from a hopeless sufferer, as if they were hard-hearted. It is the overmastering sense of pain that drives them. They shrink by an ungovernable instinct, as they would shrink from laceration. Adam had brought himself to think of seeing Hetty, if she would consent to see him, because he thought the meeting might possibly be a good to her--might help to melt away this terrible hardness they told him of. If she saw he bore her no ill will for what she had done to him, she might open her heart to him. But this resolution had been an immense effort--he trembled at the thought of seeing her changed face, as a timid woman trembles at the thought of the surgeon's knife, and he chose now to bear the long hours of suspense rather than encounter what seemed to him the more intolerable agony of witnessing her trial.

Deep unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state. The yearning memories, the bitter regret, the agonized sympathy, the struggling appeals to the Invisible Right--all the intense emotions which had filled the days and nights of the past week, and were compressing themselves again like an eager crowd into the hours of this single morning, made Adam look back on all the previous years as if they had been a dim sleepy existence, and he had only now awaked to full consciousness. It seemed to him as if he had always before thought it a light thing that men should suffer, as if all that he had himself endured and called sorrow before was only a moment's stroke that had never left a bruise. Doubtless a great anguish may do the work of years, and we may come out from that baptism of fire with a soul full of new awe and new pity.

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Deep unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
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Oh no! Enough of this detestable dolorism or algophilia. They are one of the most abhorrent invention of christianity. Pain and suffering are merely alienating, it cuts you from the ones you love and from your family and pain does not teach anything. No, no, no! A million times no to the glamorization of pain or suffering.
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Deep unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
George Eliot (1819-1880)

- Suffering is the most common way of initiating anyone out of the one's comfort zone.
- I've experienced myself nine chances out of ten that this is the not only the common way but the most powerful form of strengthening someone muscles for any kind of action in life. Powered by this incredible force, people has been moving from their comfort zone to a better position, going places along the way.
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Whistle Dancing Baptism can be considered a new learning experience ;like a regeneration person experiencing
learning that realization helps form new lease of life considered from initiative forming new reality you'll remember in your long term memory of your beautiful mind!!!
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