What makes its presence felt more by it's absence?

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What makes its presence felt more by it's absence?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:52 pm

I think it's a loved one. How many things, objects or people gain value through absence? Why do we take so much for granted that we fail to appreciate until missing or absent? Can we ever make sense of this?

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Re: What makes its presence felt more by it's absence?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:23 pm

It's the same story: you don't know what you've got till it's gone. Living life would be very difficult if you went around assuming that everything you like about it could be gone at any time. Taking things for granted is actually a healthy way to live.

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Re: What makes its presence felt more by it's absence?

Post by Walker » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:31 am

Not so difficult to get along when you know that anyone can be gone at any moment. It's part of equanimity, which can be spontaneous or a deliberate act which requires a bit of effort and focus.

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Re: What makes its presence felt more by it's absence?

Post by Abunai » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:55 am

The power of ones presence can only be influenced through the power of how his/her positive vibrations are received and manifested into another's attachment

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Re: What makes its presence felt more by it's absence?

Post by bergie15 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:58 am

I think that the saying you don't know what you have until it's gone is true. It just seems like people don't think that what you have could be gone some day, whether it be people in their lives or something else.

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