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Old 12-02-2009
Grant Grant is offline
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perhaps we can evoke the complication a bit more and suppose that the daily chatty ego might not be "fake" but rather "figment" or "fragment". then the quest changes direction - from crushing ego to working with ego. this sounds much more like TI, like "art of imperfection", like the kinds of folks who would spend a lot of time to add 1% of efficiency to something that dolphins already do with 80% efficiency, people who emphasize perception, elegance, and enjoyment.

I like the distinction of working with rather than crushing. It speaks to the same idea as "embrace the enemy". A mindset of "working with" as in mindfulness rather than cooperation or in alliance with (the ego) allows a quieter space to do the work.
Others have said this in other ways. This has been a wonderful thread.
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Old 05-03-2010
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I love this thread. Terry, did you create a blog post from this?
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Old 05-03-2010
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Default Blogging on the Art of Imperfection

It's good to see this thread revived because you read and commented on it. I'm fairly certain at least one blog post resulted. However there is no doubt lots more material that can be mined from here for other posts.
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