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The Gift of Pain

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Pain is the touchstone of all spiritual growth.
Physical. Emotional. Mental. Spiritual. Pain comes in many forms, diligently avoided by most of us, even at the risk of sacrificing the quality of our lives. But pain can--and should--be a catalyst for change, a doorway through which we travel on our journey from suffering to joy.

In The Gift of Pain, author Barbara Altemus
ebook, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Perigee Books (first published 2003)
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Jul 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent idea for a book, and yes, it showed a lot of promise in the beginning--and even at the beginning of the chapters. Problem was that it became too wordy, so much bla bla bla.

It had great potential but just flatlined with all the rhetoric.
Douglas Lord
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First-time author Altemus tracks the transformation of pain into healing (that "journey where we ... discover how to become empowered and connected") through her own personal story and the stories of luminaries like Goldie Hawn, Martin Sheen, and Iyanla Vanzant. Though these accounts effectively illustrate small maths, e.g., "there is a distinction between vocation and career" they frequently ramble and overlap previously covered ground. Still, readers drawn to the process of healing will enjoy ...more
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