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My father wrote an affectionate congratulatory note to a young man, son of his dear colleague and someone our family has known since his childhood. He just graduated with his PhD. He wrote back a generous and loving note in turn, and said he was “graduating with gratitude.”

What a wonderful expression! And with so many nuances. If we could all graduate with gratitude (in/from) every experience, unconditionally (i.e. no matter what it is like), we’d instantly be intimate with the truth of our being. And no PhD can teach us that… something this young man seems to be awake to!

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