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Finding the Deepest Joy in Relationships

On Oct 29, 2011 Conrad wrote:

Thank you Somik for the opportunity to respond. I rarely experience acceptance of all feelings in a difficult moment within a relationship. My feelings are frequently mixed, not only within relationships, but much of the time. I have learned to accept mixed feelings in a way that satisfies me. Ezra's message is very worthwhile. I am a former Roman Catholic who, when helping someone, formerly thought that it would give me merit in heaven. Now, as a Zen Buddhist, I find that giving help to others has its own immediate reward as though heaven were here right now.  I am impressed with Aldous Huxley who, after many years of study and writing said something to the effect that the one  essential thing in life is to be kind. I believe he was in a secular writer writing about secular spirituality.

Warm and kind regards to everyone.and thanks to for making these available to so many people.

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