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    On Feb 13, 2021 David Doane wrote:

    I don't agree with Mr. Manson. Our consciousness does not reside in our brains -- it is more true to say that our brains reside in our consciousness. Consciousness is fundamental, and our brains and bodies are an expression of consciousness. I am not responsible for all experiences in my life, but everything is interrelated and I do have a part to a small or large degree in all experiences including those considered to be in my life. Also, when something I do fails, I failed at that. When something tragic happens to me, it happens to me -- it is true that deserving or not deserving it has nothing to do with it, and it's true that pain is part of life if I choose it or not. Death doesn't give meaning to life, it simply is part of life. All that said, when you experience something, it's not all about you, but it is about you to some extent. I'm always seeing beyond myself in my experiences -- I see everyone to a small or large degree involved in my experiences. What helps me is learning long ago that my experiences are all about all of us, not all about me.

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    On Feb 16, 2021 Carlyn wrote:

    Thanks David s, I appreciate your reply and taking the time to disagree ( in part) and state it.... it has helped me with my dis- ease on reading the emotional vampire bit!! Where my inner critic was trying to take hold !
    Thanks 😊 🙏

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