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Daily Wisdom for November 1

by Lydia Anderson
November 1, 2013
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:00 -- landerson

“One appears before one’s parents as a child, before one’s child as a parent, before one’s husband as a wife, before one’s wife as a husband. At work, the face and form one takes on depend upon the position one occupies. This is our true form. There is no clump called “I” moving from this spot to that spot, instant by instant. Rather, through particular encounters with particular people, within each encounter, within each transition, something called “I” makes its appearance. Thus it is that what seems to be outside yourself is, in reality, your complement, that which gives this instant of your life its glow.”—Soko Morinaga, Novice to Master

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