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January 8, 2013
Walking in the footsteps of a monk, one would surrender individualism, sacrifice her wants and wills in order to sense what the divine was leading her to. It would be a life of exploring the thoughts and feelings within, instead of exploring all the world, and goods and stimulation the outer world can offer. It would be the art of developing, creating understanding, appreciating satisfaction from inside. A monk would be self sufficient, self reliant, would have accomplished wholeness and peace. The monk would have mastered resilience; would have a quiet ego untethered to others, an acceptance of what is.