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Re: Maybe? (Peter)

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  • Mary
    h. The irritating grain of sand, that undigestible thing, causes the oyster to make a pearl. Mary
    Message 1 of 15 , Mar 25, 2013

      The irritating grain of sand, that undigestible thing, causes the oyster to make a pearl.


      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "existlist" <hermitcrab65@...> wrote:
      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, Peter ciccariello <ciccariello@> wrote:
      > > Of all the things I do on the internet, I think reading and following the posts on Existlist is the most baffling for me. I have come to consider, in my inner silence, these disembodied voices as something closely resembling friends. Although reactively dismissing some and cherishing others, it above all else keeps me somehow…well… in the conversation.
      > ===
      > Peter,
      > This is a portion of something you were writing to Bryan on March 19th. I haven't seen anything from you lately but I did see Mary try to bring you back into the flow of conversation at one point. I, too, hope you are still reading and will come back out to play.
      > I think you were maybe making the point that we too often reactively dismiss people on these email lists when they begin to speak about something that feels just too foreign to us or we just haven't opened our minds far enough yet to allow in. I don't want to put words in your mouth, though, so I will leave it at that and await your valued response.
      > I know for sure that I used to shut people down thinking that there was a truth out there to be had and that certain people were deluded or something and would interfere with the knowing of this idea I had of some difficult to fully grasp truth. Now I try to let it all in. I don't have to own any of it. I can just listen and let it go.
      > Sometimes it is exactly what I needed to read or hear to keep me conscious of the mystery that we are living. Other times I need to keep things simple and not let much in. I am guessing that is a human characteristic to open and close, open and close....open to let something new or foreign in and close to take time to assimilate it. Maybe?
      > h.
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