Several times a year I offer a meditation workshop during which I present the traditional Buddhist map for how to walk the path of everyday life with courage, dignity and gentleness. I use contemporary Western psychological language to help elucidate the implicit meaning of the Buddhist teachings.
Meditation is the practice of walking the razor's edge of not too tight and not too loose, having both control over ourselves and simultaneously abandoning ourselves. This is how we communicate with all aspects of our being so that we can become more authentic. Meditation suggests that it might be refreshing to approach our everyday life without armor, meeting the world's nakedness with our own.
In the Buddhist tradition spiritual warriorship begins by not being afraid of who we are, both on and off the meditation cushion. Meditation is how we cultivate warriorship by communicating with our shadow, the parts of ourselves that we frequently ignore or deny. It takes courage to be open to the unknown, to face our fears, to discover the deeper aspects of mind and body.
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