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How to Be Magnanimous in the Face of Sadness

Step one: Find your bearings in the “Gray Circle”

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The mood was always perfect for breaking down. Lights off. Instrumental music playing softly in the background. We’d be sitting sporadically on the floor, removed from our peers to create our own solitude in the dark. Then, using prompts and visualization, the retreat facilitator would shepherd us to look…




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