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Wow! I had no expectation regarding the “Just Like Me” meditation. I found it to be very powerful. It help me re-orient my view of a co-worker. When she and I have cause to interact, I will take a breath and remind myself she is just like me. 

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On 8/16/2020 at 3:35 AM, Villa said:

Wow! I had no expectation regarding the “Just Like Me” meditation. I found it to be very powerful. It help me re-orient my view of a co-worker. When she and I have cause to interact, I will take a breath and remind myself she is just like me. 

Beautiful reflection Villa. I really find this practice so nourishing as well. It is so common for us to become caught up in how we are different from others (esp. those we have challenges with), and therefore it is a powerful reminder of our connectedness when we explore this type of meditation.

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On 8/16/2020 at 2:35 AM, Villa said:

Wow! I had no expectation regarding the “Just Like Me” meditation. I found it to be very powerful. It help me re-orient my view of a co-worker. When she and I have cause to interact, I will take a breath and remind myself she is just like me. 

I have missed this wonderful meditation.  I will be grateful if you could send it to me

Many thanks

Ari

arimorgan1943@gmail.com

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I just had my 73rd birthday yesterday. It has given me the different perspective as Spanish speakers would say, of a "viejo" an old one. Seeing ourselves in others is powerful. It seems that the lesson of this meditation goes hand in hand with the ability to communicate in difficult situations. Understanding deepens with the awareness of common human wishes, longings and experiences. Deeper understanding is possible and improved communication is possible. At my stage of life, for me, I would also say not all change is desired by others. People can build up ways of being that don't change much. However, their style of being who they are could change. The ways they find to interact could be open to modification as they find ways that work better.  For me, it is in that arena that growth can be unblocked especially when they interact with ones who regard them as "just like me". So, I might not expect transformation but rather a friendlier style of interacting with the world which is a success for human kind. Daniel

 

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Happy birthday Daniel! What a wonderful reflection to share following your 73rd full trip around the sun. Yes absolutely - this is a wonderful practice to deepen our ability to communicate better with those we might have difficulties with. When we clear away all the surface 'stuff', we realize that we are all fundamentally the same - and that makes it easier to then navigate the differences of opinion, belief, etc. 

Thanks for sharing!

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