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Yul’s Wise Words

ybReading a biography of this otherworldly Russian gypsy, Yul Brynner, this “alien bodymind” that landed in Hollywood in the 1950s…

Only a few pages into the book and I stumble upon the following words of wisdom:

“The facts of my life have nothing to do with the realities of my existence.”

There it is, psychological sovereignty, existential independence in a phrase!

Yul’s Wise Words

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2015). Yul’s Wise Words. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 21, 2019, from


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