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  • Jeff Belyea
    It is so easy to slip into despair, to grab emotions of pessimism, and wallow in pain and suffering. Is it liberation? Is it greed? What a price to pay for all
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 27, 2003
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      It is so easy to slip
      into despair, to grab
      emotions of pessimism,
      and wallow in pain and
      suffering.

      Is it liberation?
      Is it greed?

      What a price to pay
      for all the disagreement,
      our very lives, our own
      flesh and blood and spirit.

      I have always felt so
      fortunate to have the
      practice of inner knowing,
      of meditation.

      I have found meditation
      to be the most effective
      way to learn to handle
      stress, and to find
      incredible strength
      of mind and the facility
      of being able to stay
      emotionally non-attached,
      yet paradoxically more
      kind and compassionate.

      The pain of war is there.
      Yet, the very core of
      peace that meditation built,
      is what allows me to fully
      join in the pain and suffering,
      while "the peace that passes
      all understanding", that
      inner knowing is never
      disturbed or eroded.

      All in love,

      Jeff
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