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The Paradox of Transcendence

Published 12/21/2020

Becoming enlightened may not mean rising above everything. Instead, maybe it means zooming in.

It's easy to believe that as we continue to get older, we care less and less about the details, and we care more about the "big picture." Interestingly, if you study individuals with high levels of excellence and experience, they tend to care deeply about the details and notice things others may not. This expansion of the current moment is the paradox of transcendence - only once we care deeply about the present moment, enough to notice the minute details, can we rise above it.

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