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Thanks for this illuminating reflection. There is a beautiful nuance to how the mind works in traversing across various 'personas' of ourselves. I'd like to believe that there is an inner equilibrium in all of us when we are open to embracing both the 'calm' and 'fiery' with equanimity. Thoroughly enjoyed the accompanying recording too.

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Dear Renee, I have been quiet, taking time out, but I'm glad to venture back into your world on this post. It is so appropriate to where I am right now, exploring my own authentic voice, making peace with the different parts of me. So much of what you say resonates (always!) and I just want to thank you for opening yourself up with honesty. It's difficult sometimes to see in this online world, the true essence of who any of us areβ€”wholly. And yet, it is within these detours that we truly get to know people, and right there is connection. Thank you πŸ’›

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Jun 5, 2022Liked by Renee Faber

Loved this, Renee. Now I understand our connection, being a middle child, myself.

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OMG, I LOVE This! Thank you so much. I am definitely the jump out of my skin type and though I am finding that meditation and slow practices like qigong help me center, I hadn't thought of it as "a long journey to guide the fire in me to support the calm I now am able to call upon." I so much needed to hear this. I have had such a fear of the fire my whole life - this helps.

I love love: "It is our noble work to unveil the calm, so we live in more peace and joy, both for ourselves and for all others. This is compassion in action."

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Thank you for sharing this beautiful rumination. The quiet passion that is brimming under the calm surface of your spirit radiates of fierce authenticity, and I think the reader is intuitively aware of that. πŸŒΌπŸ’œ

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Jun 5, 2022Liked by Renee Faber

This is lovely. Thank you for sharing your human-ness.

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Thanks for this beautiful detour. Yep, that oscillation between serenity and intensity is pretty much my reality as well. I wouldn't have it any other way!

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