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The titling of this publication - "Facing fact" - got here to me unbidden, possibly from my unconscious! yet, while it got here, it correct, simply because that basically is what i'm attempting to do during this booklet. " dealing with" is to be understood within the experience of "looking at in a steadfast and unflinching manner". It hence contrasts with "Confronting" which has the feel of "looking at with hostility and defiance". As I face existence with its joys and its sorrows, its successes and its mess ups, its peace and its turmoil, my perspective is certainly one of serene recognition and gratitude and never one among offended and conceited disagreement and rejection. the opposite portion of the identify - "Reality" - is the last word truth for every folks as unsleeping beings - our beginning - our self-hood in its lengthy flow of turning into all through our existence - our dying and obvious annihilation. this is often the truth that we each one folks needs to face if we're to dwell and event as loose and in charge beings and never as mere playthings of likelihood and situation, dealing with an averageĀ­ ingless farce from delivery to demise with the hunt ever for distraction and self-forgetfulness. As a mind scientist i've got professional wisdom of that exceptional a part of the physique that's on my own involved within the entire Iife-Iong interaction among the awake self and the extern al global, together with different selves.

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