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The Creative Aspect of Everyday Difficulties

May 3, 2011

Preconceptions come up in people's relationship to money, their relationship to work, their relationship to sex, even their relationship to their parents. We find it difficult to relate to these things, especially as they manifest in urban life. That doesn't mean, however, that we should run away from these issues. Because there is something difficult and destructive involved, there must be something creative involved as well. Relating to that creative aspect is the point.

From "The Sacred Society," in Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness, pages 5 to 6.


Of Interest to Readers
This month, Work, Sex, Money is being featured in Tricycle magazine's online bookclub. Carolyn Gimian is moderating the discussion and introduces the book here. To join the discussion of the book, go to and click on "Join Now."

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