THE OPERATIVE WORD IN THE TITLE of this chapter is “becoming.” Human beings always become something. Those who like to learn set their intention to becoming a new and learned version of their self. Those who are mindful find ways to learn from the multiple events, surprises, and disappointments that comprise daily life; they also know they will never really “arrive” at a place of achieving “becoming”—like a river that continues to flow, the lessons are too numerous, our time is too short.
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