Quick Note to Self: The two-sided coin

Dear self,

If pride and despair are two sides of the same coin, whose image is on the front of the coin? To whom does this coin belong?

It is Caesar’s; it belongs to the world. If you (dear self) find yourself endlessly tossing, tossing, tossing this coin, toss it away! Pay your dues to the prince of this world and and give away that worldly sense of self that we are always wrangling over — to love, to hate, to salvage, to defend. Useful, desperately necessary thought it may seem, this coin can buy you nothing.

You have already been saved from all evil, and loved beyond measure.

Stop hoarding up money, pride, despair, and give it all away. Instead, receive the gift of yourself as only someone Else can give it.

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