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    On May 15, 2021 David Doane wrote:

    I find it is important to be detached from and involved in the world, which means to be in the world but not of it. Detached doesn't refer to distance, 'slight' or otherwise. Detached means independent of. Our challenge is to be independent of and not captured by the world while involved in it. As related to spirituality, I found my leverage when I became committed to following truth as I saw it, not following what someone else or an institution said was true. My priority is holding my truth and not losing myself. When I start to lose my truth and myself, I at least sometimes become as wise and elusive as a serpent or I back off my involvement in the world. What helps me is to become more firmly grounded in my truth and become more adept at being wise as a serpent, which do seem to increase or decrease concurrently.


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    On May 20, 2021 True for me too! wrote:

    True wisdom and knowledge at work! Amen


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