Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

There is Sacredness in Grief – A Quote by Charles Simeon

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Quote of the Day by Charles Simeon

"Be not hasty to offer advice to those who are bowed down with a weight of trouble. There is a sacredness in grief which demands our reverence; the very habitation of a mourner must be approached with awe."
~ Charles Simeon

As one who hath carried the great weight of many griefs, the words of Charles Simeon fall gently upon my heart with the grace of truth.

It is easy when we see someone suffering, even with the best of intentions, to hastily share our thoughts, which may be fraught with ignorance. It is easy to judge, especially when one cannot see the through the cloak of invisibility to feel the pain in another’s body and the heart.

With those who have invisible illnesses or suffer multiple silent heavy griefs, their weight of trouble is hidden, thereby making it harder for the world to understand. If we were to step back in reverence to clear our eyes so we could see the grief that stands before us, we would bow to the strength of the one who suffers.

I, who have walked in the path of those who suffer with great physical constant pain, understand the nobility and strength and courage to face one day of this torturous force. I understand how, with each day, the sufferer may loose their career, their finances, their freedom, their relationships, their social life, their trust, their hopes and their dreams. The losses may continue over time as bricks of grief are piled upon bricks of grief.

To bear one grief is devastating, but multiple griefs are a tsunami of the heart and soul. Thus, I stand in awe of anyone who survives a day of such battles and I bow before them with sacredness to their courage and grace.

I believe, in deep suffering we are united, not by what happened to us, but by how we carry our weight. Suffering should not be judged, but rather be approached with humility and respect. Anyone who has survived a short time in great tragedy is already a warrior. Perhaps if we carry this thought in our hearts, we shall honour both those who are fighting the small battles and those who are fighting the fiercest battles.

Blessings to all, who this night carry a sword of courage by their side in anticipation of great battles ahead. Your troubles may be heavy, but you are not alone. King Arthur and the Knights of the Pain Table shall be by your side. We bow to you.

Your Humble Servant,

Lady Sharon
Scribe of Camelot

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