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What would you write in response to this quote?


"Most of our energy goes into upholding our importance... if we were capable of losing some of that importance, two extraordinary things would happen to us. One, we would free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur; and two we would provide ourselves with enough energy to... catch a glimpse of the actual grandeur of the universe." - Carlos Castaneda

 

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Bonnie-Jean Rohner (Bonnie-Jean Rohne) says

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    Letting go, that is a key.There is looking inwardly (to ego & self-importance) & looking Inwardly (to Higher Self & the greater reality.) Yes, I remember once letting go of judgment while soaking in a hot springs & suddenly nature bec

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    Thanks also, not just for answering, but for the energy behind your response.

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    Sarah,

    Due to the attractiveness of your answer, I went to your profile, then recognized that I am already following your writings. I appreciate each paragraph, actually each sentence of your response.


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    I love it. You have seen beyond the words into their deeper and rich meaning. Does it sometimes seem like a treasure hunt to you? In metaphor, I would say you discovered a great jewel.


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    I am able to respond to your answer which attempts to bite, without feeling anger or reaction in return. You have done a service. Now I am wondering, since life has put us together on this page, what is the root of your anger. Want to talk about it?


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