Daily Teaching for Monday, May 13th

In one sense, labels are useful constructs because they allow us to organize our world. Know what a door, a table, a pen, and other commonplace items are facilitates communication and actually is a good thing. Other labels are destructive and life denying, and should not be used. Even helpful labels need to be held loosely and left open to redefinition or we will become confused and out of touch. In my grandparents’ day, a pen was dipped into an ink well, to cite a benign example. Contemporarily, illnesses that were once terminal are now cured or controlled. Things we used to think impossible are now commonplace. Don’t get caught up in labels!

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