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Meditating every day but still totally crazy: is this normal? The essence of Shambhala Training (1)

Chogyam Trungpa arranging flowers.
Chogyam Trungpa arranging flowers.
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  • LoonyBus 5 years ago

    Am definitely digging the whole "crazy wisdom" concept. I am much more a fan of en-lighten-up-ment myself. I even named my business LoonyBus and call myself and my friends "loonies". Th purest religion/spiritual path is one that allows for imperfection and empowers us to love self & others on this wild journey in our human containers. Thanks for the great insights! Rock ON. :-)))

  • Eric 5 years ago

    Thanks a lot for the feedback. Lightening up: I think this option gets missed. I got insightful responses to this article on LinkedIn from the "Buddhists in Business" group. (A friend was inspired to write an article about questioning concepts of self to soften self-imposed edges of the mind. It suggested compassion helps break down our defensiveness with others' "craziness." I can't put a URL in this box; I'll try to link to the article in a later post.) A lot of people in these discussions suggested that more and more daily Buddhist practices offered ways to deal with the craziness. But this starts to sound almost as austere and ritualistic as the alternative paths that drive many of us to Buddhism. I'll bet the moment people quit trying to stave off their bellowing humanity it will get quieter. Laughing at yourself helps too. I'm guessing you'd agree. Thanks again!

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