November 27, 2013

Sun 7-8:30 The Joy of Just Being

Dear Friends,

I can remember in my early childhood when I felt self-conscious for the first time, and how unpleasant that was.  My mother told me to just be myself, but that was the trouble.  I had no idea what that was.  For several decades thereafter, I tried very hard to figure out what my self was, and how to be it.  The effort was full of suffering and generated more.

Now I vaguely recall those early years when I wasn't trying to be anything.  I was just being.  It's a pleasant memory of ease and contentment.  With this practice as an integral part of our lives, it is possible to regain that joy.

Come this Sunday 7-8:30 and bring a friend, but leave your idea of self at home.  We'll talk about being unburdened by any idea of what or how we ought to be.

Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving,

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