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Surrender is seldom viewed as a positive quality in popular culture. We want to locate ourselves with the winners. Victory is more appealing to most of us than the prospect of surrender.

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In I John, the writer connects the reality of impermanence and the possibility of eternity.

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Why is pain so painful? What is it about the inevitable loneliness of life, that feels so threatening? Why do I experience such a strong compulsion to push away the pain escaping into anesthetic, denial, or distraction? What is it in me that so quickly defaults to resistance when I find myself afraid?

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Human relationships are difficult. They are painful, awkward and often profoundly confusing. Not just some human relationships, all human relationships.
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