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Make Death Your Ally


On Jul 4, 2011 Conrad wrote:

 

Thanks much for the opportunity to respond.

 

After reading, Being No One, Going Nowhere, (maybe it was Pema Chodron's, I forget.) I have become more aware of how I want to be noticed and given attention, while at the same time, not wanting not to be noticed and not given attention. Being peaceful in the present moment helps me notice that as I live, so will I die. Being peaceful now, helps one die peacefully. I find joy in paradoxical events. Being born and dieing each second is a way that I find worthwhile. I also find, not knowing worthwhile. Paradoxically, I like to hear from people who know what they are talking about. I find I often do not know what I am talking about. I now believe kindness is everything and the only time one can be kind is now. Life and death are my allies. Life and death are one. If I were aware more often, I would be kinder.

 

Warm and kind regards to everyone.

 

 Conrad

 

 



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