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I spent the day today in silence at a meditation retreat, and I was almost run over by a car on the way there. These experiences could hardly be more different (I made a chart!) but what strikes me most is that I learned lessons from each that I would have expected from the other. I'll explain after the break.
It's funny: random events big and small teach us volumes about ourselves. The inability to predict your instincts, even if you know what an event will be, keep you from predicting the lesson in advance. It's amazing when silence exposes anxiety and life-or-death situations instil peace. Read more