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"I call that transformation an orthogonal rotation in consciousness, meaning rotated ninety degrees...sometimes something will happen and you’ll just see the world slightly differently. Everything will still be the same as it was before ... except that everything’s completely different, and how you will respond in the next moment is completely different.
"One very simple and non-abstract example is an apology. People can hate each other for seventy years, and if one approaches the other as an old man and says, I apologize for what happened, all of a sudden the other, instead of hating him, loves him, in a second. That’s an orthogonal rotation in consciousness."
-Jon Kabat-Zinn http://www.lightworks.com/MonthlyAspectarian/2005/April/conversation%20Kabat-Zinn.html
December 9, 2006
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