As time passes it becomes more apparent that I am falling in love with practice; practice being defined–for me–as the…
She never meant to sleep this long
But a good story needs a plot twist
And the apple was a nice touch
You had a lot of fun,
you really played your heart out, I know
and you were great;
nobody could kill dragons better than you
but pretend time can wear a body out…
In this way you will go from being the story to the story-teller; from being the dream to the dreamer. From dancer to the dance, to the choreographer of the dance, who with twinkling eyes plays among the dancers, making it all so much more playful, so much more light-hearted and fun. Then for you the universe will be play.
Johansson is a perceptive student of the Pali suttas. His readings take us back to what the suttas say, not to the innumerable interpretations we today commonly rely on to check our experience of practice.
Be a mindful, meditative scientist.
Be a flapper.
Mix them up together.
Early in one’s practice, mindfulness has no speed. There is not enough buildup of energetic effort….