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Everything is Training
December 2022 Newsletter
Wishing you a happy new year and a prosperous 2023! Here are my recent posts from the past month:
A Zen teacher of mine once said, “Everything in your life is training. Everything.”
What did he mean by that?
There is no arriving point to your life. Each moment is an opportunity to engage with what’s in front of you, right now. Even when you are planning for future events, you are present and engaged with the process. You are anchored in the “now.”
How we sit and meditate is the same way we live. In other words, we bring the same posture, breath, awareness, and clarity from the cushion into our everyday actions—especially the mundane habitual activities. That process of “cushion-to-life” is our training.
Our life is suffering, so we must train to alleviate, make peace with, or transcend the suffering.
Regardless of the perspective, when everything in your life is training, it eliminates—or at least lessens—a life of dissatisfaction.
This is how to feel at home in the world
A lack of belonging is the crisis of our time. If we can solve the issue of belonging, we will simultaneously work out many of our ecological, economic, and social problems, or at least make substantial progress.
Goals or no goals
Should you have goals? Or should you have no goals? I think it’s the wrong question. In this video, I share a better re-frame.
The purpose of a goal and what matters more
POV: self-improvement and capitalism do not solve problems
My POV about self-improvement and capitalism and how self-improvement is unnecessary in a post-capitalist society.
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