How delightful that it was cool enough to sit outside with my work this afternoon. Maitri kept me company.
It is a service not only to yourself, but to everyone who ends up having to devote resources to you when you don’t, to be heedful of how extreme weather impacts your body.
In this realm we can be hit by a car. That’s why, though I see benefits to having some experience with a wide range of practice, I prefer to concentrate my regular practices to those that are designed to maintain compassionate and serene engagement with embodiment to those designed to renounce, escape, exempt or rise above the messiness, complexity, and, sometimes, trauma of embodiment.
What about you? Perhaps you do not feel any need to examine this question.
Would we need such a sign if we weren’t bombarded with messages to hurry up, to go faster, to do more quicker, etc? I wonder.
Lights for Liberty, Lafayette Park, July 12, 2019