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Old 08-23-2013, 02:18 AM
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Default Projection

I also wanted to share something about projection. The best way for me to do that is to share something that I have experienced- in the last few weeks.

For me- saying that someone is "projecting" is not a judgment call. We all do it- all the time.

Here is what I've been going through.

My Dad is very ill and possible dying. At first I was seeing that he is scared. But his words were to the contrary.

Then I realized I was projecting my own fear of death onto my Dad. I spent about a week taking time in the evenings- laying very still and thinking about death. I did a lot of crying, breathing, talking to friends etc. When I finally broke through my own aversion to death and I looked at my Dad again, I didn't see fear in him any more.

Now- that is not to say that the fear of death will never take hold of me again. But- for today- I have looked at it directly.
The key to life is in being fully engaged and peacefully detached simultaneously and authentically in each moment.

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