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My Mind Is Like My Mother

by Carter Phipps

june_cleaver2I recently finished a ten-day meditation retreat, a deeply enriching experience and one full of all kinds of insights and breakthroughs.  But of all the many things that struck me during those powerful days of silence and stillness, one in particular really hit home … and left me privately chuckling behind my meditative mask. My mind is like my mother. Yes, it’s true. But don’t get me wrong; I’m not talking about Freud here. I don’t mean that my mind is like my “superego,” dictating shoulds and shouldn’ts like some disembodied parental authority in my head. No, I’m talking about something a little more mundane and yet more profound. What I mean is that the way my mind relates to the contents of my experience reminds me of the way that my mother relates to the contents of her life.

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