Sky Meadow Retreat 
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    group retreat
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    attending a retreat
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  • Peace is the recognition
    that we are each a unique expression of the same source.

    Before we can have real peace, however, we have to acknowledge our differences.

    And it is conflict that makes us aware of the ways in which we are different.

    - Conscious Communication

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    Waking up is about finding the simple pleasure in being conscious,
    and has nothing to do with sacrifice.

    - Beyond Perception

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    Your idea of what is true does not match up with your experience,
    so you are continually trying to change what is happening
    to make it look more like what you think should be happening.

    The result is a perpetual struggle in which you seem to be constantly at odds with life.

    -
    Beyond Perception

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    The basic problem with your dependency on rational thought
    is that it often does not correspond with what is actually happening.

    You live, therefore, in an illusory world constructed by your mental images.

    This keeps a distance between yourself and reality
    that limits you and results in chronic frustration and anxiety.

    - Beyond Perception

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    The essence of meditation practice is to reveal how our mind creates the illusion of reality, so that we can interrupt it and experience reality directly for ourselves. 

    - Beyond Perception