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Flying flag for new approach

By nuala McKeever

A thought came to me as I was sitting doing what I call meditating. "The heart longs for that which it pushes away."

I tried it on. Do I really long for Union flegs on lamp-posts where I live?

I can see that I long to accept all parts of me, including the part that pushes away the thing it fears.

But do I long for the feared thing itself? And what would happen if I gave up rejecting what I fear?

I've been practising and so far the world hasn't fallen down. I'll keep y' (lamp)posted ...

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