Genpo Roshi has a great line about the fact that we need to tear down the temple walls and see the whole world as our monastery/church/synagogue/yoga studio/dojo/meditation center/philosophy class/ whatever as we see every moment as another opportunity to practice our spirituality.
And, for whatever reason, whenever I think of this idea I remember my dad (God bless you, Popsicle!) yelling at slow drivers on the way out of our church’s parking lot. Even as a kid that always struck me as odd.
These days it’s becoming more and more clear to me just how easy it is to check the “Check me out, I’m spiritual!” box by showing up for our required # of yoga classes/sitting for our required # of meditation minutes/going to our weekly Holy Day service/[insert-your-“spiritual”-activity-here] and then being a total butthead the rest of the week. Huh? Makes no sense.
Here’s to tearing down the temple walls and seeing our entire lives as the practice.
- Why should you Meditate? (yoga4allpune.wordpress.com)
- It’s A Purposeful Life (paldaniuksetar.wordpress.com)
- Inside the MyYogaWorks studio: Getting to know David Kim off the mat. (myyogaworks.wordpress.com)