The Stern Fact

Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that

“I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.”

Fleeing to distant places does not take us away from our inner issues, the causes of our suffering and habits; wherever we go, we take our mind with us.

Therefore, if we are to face the real content of our minds, which we must to grow, we may as well do so here, where we are.

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