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Confession: Before we begin, Father. How long do you store my personal data?

    1. You're in a Box - A Private Place.

    The priest has a rule that he will never, even under the threat of torture, reveal anything you have confessed to him. It is the absolute duty and strict obligation of a priest to never disclose anything that is revealed to them during the Sacrament of Confession. So in this way, you feel that your individuality and sense of a separate self depends on your privacy. 
    It's important to note that the seal of confession does not apply outside the context of the Sacrament of Confession. If you ask a priest for advice outside the confessional, the priest is not bound by the seal and may disclose relevant information at their discretion.

    2. The Box of Ego vs. Oneness.

    You're in a box, alone with your thoughts and feelings. This "box" is the ego's perspective. The ego thrives on separation and sees us as isolated individuals. However, this box is an illusion. We are all truly connected at the level of Spirit, one Mind.

    3. Confession and Letting Go.

    The concept of confession, where secrets are revealed in a private space, aligns with the ego's need for control and separation. We hold onto negative thoughts and experiences like hidden possessions in the box. True healing comes from releasing these thoughts, not hiding them. By sharing them with a trusted friend or therapist (without judgment) we move beyond the ego's hold. Or we can simply acknowledge them to ourselves and let them go. 

    4. Privacy vs. Openness to Love.

    The need for privacy stems from fear of judgment and rejection. We identify ourselves as an active individual by having that privacy. And at the same time, what we mostly have in privacy are things about which we feel guilty or ashamed. However, true love, which is our very nature cannot judge or reject.
    As we open ourselves to love we shed the need for a private "box" and experience the connection and peace that come with being part of something bigger than ourselves.
    I am sorry.
    Please forgive me.
    Thank you.
    I love you.
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