July 6th, 2010

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Tolle Tuesday...

The world always makes sure that you cannot fool yourself for long about who you really think you are by showing you what truly matters to you. How you react to people and situations, especially when challenges arise, is the best indicator of how deeply you know yourself.



Logically, I totally agree with this -- it's not an uncommon belief, after all. I've heard many variations of it, but not many focus as much on how we know ourselves as part of the equation. Sometimes I react well (or don't react, as Tolle often stresses -- rather than react, he suggests that we simply accept and absorb) and am able to remain 'myself' regardless of the emotions and circumstances around me. Other times...well, I fall apart ;)

How about you? When do you feel you've known yourself best?
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