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    On Jan 1, 2013 Chris Wheaton wrote:

    I have discovered that as a human being my first emotion is to react and take everything personally.  However, it is most interesting when I am present to question my immediate thoughts with "Is this really about you?"  Nine times out of ten it has to do with experiences prior to the present that the other person is reacting to and usually has absolutely no recognition of because they have been so drawn in by their own pain body.  This is where forgiveness, compassion and empathy come into play.....it takes a high level of present energy but it is definitely worth strengthening the response of releasing the me and embracing the we to "see with different eyes" 


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