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Re: I'm sorry you don't get it.
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Re: I'm sorry you don't get it.

One of the things that is realized when you see the nature of the self is that what you do and what happens to you are the same thing. Realizing that you do not exist separately from everything else, you realize responsibility: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING YOU EXPERIENCE. YOU CAN NO LONGER SAY. "HE MADE ME ANGRY." ONLY YOU CAN MAKE YOU ANGRY.. That understanding changes your way of relating to the world and your way of looking at stress. You see that stress is created in your mental processing of your experience. It usually has to do with separation. Whenever a threat, barrier or obstacle pops up, our immediate reaction is to pull back, to prepare mentally or physically to fight or run. If you become the barrier - become the fear, the pain, the anger - by experiencing it fully without judging or avoiding or running away, and then let it go, there is no barrier. Actually, there is no way to pull away from it; you cannot run away. There is nowhere to run to, nothing to run from: it is you.

John Daido Loori - Mountain Record of Zen Talks

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