When we make amends, we begin to see the freedom of non-attachment and to see ourselves in more generic terms: as humans, prone to error, but doing our best.
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When you walk into a 12-Step meeting you drop a big part of your identity. The Buddha takes this idea even further when he declares that the very idea of a separate self is a misperception.
The starting point of both paths, then, is to see the truth: in 12 Step terms, to come out of denial; in Buddhist terms, to shed delusion.
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