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The Paradox of Solitude

Discussion in 'Thought For Today' started by olmate, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. olmate

    olmate Member

    Jan 13, 2010
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    Meditation is practiced in solitude but it is the great way to learn to be in relationship. The reason for this paradox is that, having contacted our own reality, we have the existential confidence to go out to others, to meet them at their real level. And so the solitary element in meditation is mysteriously the true antidote to loneliness.

    Having contacted our conformity with reality, we are no longer threatened by the otherness of others. We are not always looking for an affirmation of ourselves. We are making love's search, looking for the reality of the other. . . .

  2. pollyanna

    pollyanna Moderator

    Dec 11, 2007
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    This really is one of the special benefits Olmate. I just want you to know how much I enjoy and appreciate your words of wisdom and wish you an abundance of peace and joy :) :) :)

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