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    Medium | Natali Morad | 9/28/17 | 14 min
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    • readup1 month ago

      This happens to us all the time. Think, for example, of a book you reread from high school. While the information is the same (same words, same book), the way you experience and understand the book (and the world!) is fundamentally different. This is transformation.

      To Kill a Mockingbird anyone???

    • nomvulave1 month ago

      From my experience, the more I can step back and analyze, reflect on my own behavior, feelings, desires and needs, the more I can operate from a place of wholeness, peace and strength.

    • Plum1 month ago

      Interesting. Important ideas to take in- being an adult doesn’t and shouldn’t mean bring frozen in an identity, it can be a continual transformation. We always have more to understand and we need relationships with others and ideas to grow if we don’t want to be stuck. Buddhist ideas and mindfulness seems helpful in this.

    • deephdave
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      2 months ago

      When we’re older, religion becomes more objective — i.e. I’m no longer my beliefs. I am now a human WITH beliefs who can step back, reflect on and decide what to believe in