In her poem «Autobiography in five short chapters», Portia Nelson describes in a funny but so true manner the way to a better connection to reality.
We all do stuff out of habit, without even asking ourselves whether they give an adequate answer to what is happening now. We just do as we have always done.
It's a good exercice to try and notice our «deep holes in the sidewalk».
Enjoy your reading.
I have read with delight The Mind and the Way, Buddhist Reflections on Life by Ajahn Sumedho (Rider Ed.).
You want to read it too !
I was looking for a meditation center nearby my place* on the Net and I found this video of Jon Kabat-Zinn at Google in 2007.
Thanks to my friend Loïc, I listened to the twelve first minutes of this video.
Do it too and you won't regret it !
Tim Minchin urges its audience to practice yoga, he can't be wrong !
I was reading Joseph Goldstein's book, The Experience of Insight, when I learned that my long-waited-for-and-dreamed-about project to become a full time yoga teacher was about to become reality. We were moving to Limoges where my only job will be to give yoga classes.
When starting a new project, it is good to be reminded some basic truth such as the one Joseph Goldstein points out in the text below.