I’m studying mindfulness, that is to say: I’m studying to become more mindful. In theory it’s a piece of cake –
– until one suddenly remembers that living is not some kind of theoretical activity, living is praxis; all the time, every day, here & now –
– and then the stupid self-assured piece of cake image cracks right in front of your eyes, as you gradually come to realize that practicing mindfulness is simply the most difficult, challenging, annoying, terrifying and nerve-wracking thing you’ve ever tried to do.
|Mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, esp. in a difficult situation. Steadiness of mind under stress|
|composure – calmness – poise – serenity – self-possession|