Gaining Freedom

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Salmon River, Idaho
Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic
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“By breaking down our sense of self-importance,
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all we lose is a parasite that has long infected our minds.
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What we gain in return is freedom,
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openness of mind,
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spontaneity,
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simplicity,
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altruism:
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all qualities inherent in happiness.”
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~Matthieu Ricard
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