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“My ______ is a mess anyway, so I think it’s ok to live with another mess here ……”
According to Wright, what meditation does as far as we currently know, especially in long-term practitioners like Đức, is that it severs the link between what is happening to us and our habitual reaction to that occurrence.
What the smartest people do on the weekend is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years.
More importantly – if these identities / labels are not who we truly are, or want to be known for; then how can we possibly hope to forge deep, authentic relationships that are tinted by a limited perspective?
Labels are always one-step behind. Any wonder we find it hard to reinvent ourselves quickly enough to 1) stay excited, 2) stay relevant?
And now I wonder… What if in child-like inquisition, Eve had questioned, and had asked the serpent – Who are you? Where do you come from? And why are you telling me this?
…ts etc., and I enjoy their company very much. I love them, and I have a deep appreciation for them. They too, seem to be seeking the very same thing, only different in a way that seems constrained by language and culture.
There is also a distinction between ‘Difference’ and ‘Division’.
In the biblical New Testament, “the believers were called ‘Christians’”. ‘Christian’ was a label given to them. It was not their statement of faith.
There is a distinction between a ‘Label’ and a ‘Statement of Faith’.