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Gratitude of a Gentle, Beautiful Reality

Gratitude of a Gentle, Beautiful Reality

Reality is gentle and beautiful when you lean in close. –Betty Peralta I was practicing The Work by Byron Katie the other day, trying to see into the places where my thinking keeps me trapped in my own discomfort. In addition to applying the basic questions that most of our thoughts deserve, what was most remarkable about the conversation was the realization of how many of my beliefs have come to be from a distance. I don’t think I am unusual here. We make judgments based on the limited information we have about life, whether it concerns people or situations. Opening up those judgments is not really a process of right or wrong as it is, lifting the thought long enough to lean in closer to the situation. Up close, even the most terrible situations have a tenderness and beauty that is lost when we look from a distance. We don’t see the beauty in poverty or war. We don’t see ...

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