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Be a Proper Fool

Focusing on possibilities for some higher attainment or transcendence can be a hindrance and a distraction in meditation and in life. We become more self-conscious, and we start to second-guess ourselves. We can’t let ourselves be proper fools. Then we are stuck in the middle, not being wise and not being fools. We need a more direct approach that helps us with the down-to-earth problems and challenges in our lives.

From “Spontaneous Discipline,” in Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness, page 85.

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