What does it mean to sin? 

For me, I sin whenever I take a story as true. I pretend and act as if something is true that isn’t. And I hurt myself and others by doing so. 

At the same time, there is complete innocence there. When I take a story as true, I have to act as if it is true. I can’t help it. I can’t help taking it as true, as long as I do. I can acting on it as true, as long as I do. 

And in that innocence is already forgiveness. 

As always, this can look very ordinary, and easily co-exist with conventional views. I can take responsibility for my actions. I can notice when I attach to a story as true. I can inquire into my beliefs, finding what is more true for me. I can ask for forgiveness from others. I can find forgiveness for myself and through that, for others. 

It is all quite beautiful.

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