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    On Oct 12, 2019 David Doane wrote:

    Such a beautiful writing by Lisel Mueller. Anais Nin said "We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are." I agree with Nin. What I see through my eyes comes through what remains of the conditioning I received and the assumptions and expectations I developed. Some times I do a little more of simply seeing what is, seeing things as they are -- and a little more makes a big difference. A couple examples I see of the interconnectedness of life are: The planet suffers what we do to it, and we suffer what it does to us. The planet and we are thoroughly interconnected. Also, a wife is like a mother toward her husband who acts like a child, and the husband is like a child toward his wife who acts like a mother; their behaviors support each other, they are interconnected, a yin and yang, a bilateral arrangement. What helps me have a vision that dissolves distinctions is knowing that all creation is one, knowing that distinctions are differences that may appear separate but aren't really separate, and knowing that everything affects everything.

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