Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 | 10:23 a.m.
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First Step of the Eightfold Path
When I look at things and see them simply as they are, I see things that I don't necessarily want in my life anymore and that is scary. Looking at something without considering its potential seems hopeless. How is seeing potential different from having an expectation? I guess it has to do with the potential becoming reality and having an expectation of that.
Everything in the eightfold path hinges on the first step -- seeing things as they are. That's a pretty major refocusing for me. I spend a lot of time thinking about how they should be, making plans to get that, or thinking about how they shouldn't be and making plans to avoid that. I really need to sit for awhile with this concept and see how my life looks. I wonder how often people's lives and relationships radically change just as a result of this one step?
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