“Your practice must be made to apply
to your everyday living situation.
That is your laboratory.
It provides the trials
and challenges you need
to make your practice deep and genuine.
It’s the fire that purifies your practice
of deception and error,
the acid test that shows you
when you are getting somewhere
and when you are fooling yourself.
If your meditation isn’t helping you
to cope with everyday conflicts and struggles,
then it is shallow.
If your day-to-day emotional reactions
are not becoming clearer and easier to manage,
then you are wasting your time.”
from Mindfulness in Plain English
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CELEBRATING LYLE MAYS
Late American jazz pianist who passed away this month.
He was a composer and a member of the Pat Metheny Group.
Metheny and Mays composed and arranged nearly all of the group’s music,
for which Mays won eleven Grammy Awards.