I am a special case.
(I am or should be exempt from many of the human experiences – loss, grief, pain, illness, death.)
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Is it true?
What happens when I believe that thought?
I feel I am a special case. I see myself as different.
I see myself as exempt from what I see happening to/for people around the world: Loss, grief, illness, pain, death (especially violent death.)
I see myself as protected.
I feel it’s unfair if something like that happens to me. Disbelief. Shock.
I feel unsafe. I know it may happen.
I feel life is on my side if it doesn’t happen, and against me if it happens.
Who would I be without it?
I am a human among other humans. We all share the universal human experiences.
There is a beauty in this sharing. There is a beauty in acknowledging it.
It feels real. Rich.
(I am staying with this experience, letting it sink in.)
I am not a special case.
I am a human being, with human experiences – and these include loss, grief, illness, pain, death.
It may include anything I see in the world.
There is no reason why this life should be different from any other life.
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