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Jun 15, 2023

"What cultivating attention to detail introduces is spaciousness, space around thoughts and activities that allows you to live a rich and satisfying life right in the middle of misery." --Darlene Cohen

Curiosity: A Sponge for Terror

"And so I moved from hoping every morning to find myself waking up from a bad dream to realizing that this room and its contents were the only life I had. And this was the body I had to live it with. I started waking up ready to fully live this specific life and get acquainted with what was in many respects a new body every day. I started the day asking, what part of my body works today? What can I do with the part that works? That was thrilling to me: day planning on such a primitive level. As I settled into my new life and its particularities, curiosity replaced fear as my primary ground of being. I wanted to know every little detail about my world. This was because I was beginning to actually take refuge--from despair and hopelessness--in every aspect and feature of my existence." Darlene Cohen shares more in this powerful essay, about sorrow, spaciousness, pain, and the power of curiosity.

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