The Naked Monk is about you as much as me. Here’s what we have in common: we can’t wrap yourself in paper-thin consumerism, sad old religions or the shiny new age. We have no way to hide our anxieties, no beliefs to dress up in. We respect science but feel that life is an art. We know that all truths are small-t, that life’s purpose is only what we make it. We’re reflective. We feel the ground constantly shifting beneath our feet. We may be into mindfulness, though I call it mindful reflection. You may be into Buddhism, and I was once a monk. We care passionately about life and want to pursue more than just fame and fortune. The more connected we are, the more we need to reflect. That means exposing ourselves to doubt.
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September 28, 2014
I had a bad day last week. I crawled out of bed for a very early Skype conference, but the connection went down. I tried fixing it for a frantic half-hour, but ran out of time. Then I went to my yoga class only to discover it had been rescheduled. I sat in the car…continue …