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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:03 PM

47. Thank you so much for that.

It was just the lift I needed. Your description of empathy, and your diagnosis of my grumpiness as empathy of world pain that has been short-circuited by my intellect, were right on the mark. I find that when I simply sit with the feelings, not trying to control them this way or that, that the pain flows through instead of lingering. In fact the pain is even transmuted as it channels through the heart chakra, turning into metta or some close relative. Metta is much more useful than intellectual defenses. I'm prone to becoming trapped by my algorithmic left-brain defense mechanisms, though, so reminders like yours are deeply appreciated.

I read the piece on Thay, and was very moved. I'll dip into the other one now.

Namaste

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