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See Through the Endless Sorrow of Consoling Yourself

Key Lesson: Imagination, and the daydreams that it creates, act as a kind of consolation; it seems to compensate for the empty, fearful, and conflict filled world in which we live today; but, in truth, this level of imagination is the cause of our common sorrow... and therefore can never be a part of its solution.

The Gentle Brush of Truth

If we could only remember -- in the now -- the fact that there always comes to us those telling moments when nothing that mattered before matters as it once did; those times when the things formerly valued are seen as being virtually without worth to us, then...

Perhaps we might know our lives painted upon a broader canvas, where our days would not be filled with their shallow strokes of petty self-concerns, but with the gentle brush of what is timeless and true.

And should we -- for the sake of being present to ourselves in the now -- be able to see within ourselves this broad new scale of Being, then we would also know that life itself has never weighed-in upon us so heavily as to hurt us, rather...

It was we -- who in ignorance of reality -- carelessly attributed weight to events that were without substance, causing ourselves to suffer nothing less than the fervent magnitude of our own imagination.

This article is excerpted from The Essential Laws of Fearless Living (page 46).

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