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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2440
07-18-2012, 10:10 AM
If I take a lamp and shine it toward the wall, a bright spot will appear on the wall. The lamp is our search for The Win... for understanding. Too often, we assume that the light on the wall is The Win, but the light is not the goal of the search, it is the result of the search. The more intense the search, the brighter the light on the wall. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the sense of revelation upon seeing it. Similarly, someone who does not search - who does not bring a lantern - sees nothing. What we perceive as The Win is the by-product of our search for The Win. It may simply be an appreciation of the light... pure and unblemished... not understanding that it comes from us. Sometimes we stand in front of the light and assume that we are the center of the universe -The Win looks astonishingly likeany Win- or we turn to look at our shadow and assume that all is darkness. If we allow ourselves to get in the way, we defeat the purpose, which is to use the light of our search to illuminate the wall in all its beauty and in all its flaws; and in so doing, better understand the world around and My Win!