Exploration 34 - Homework/Practice for week 19th - 26th November

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    Homework from Workshop 34:

    'Natural Limits...'

    Stim Morane: But I suggest, at least for our present orientation here, that we start by learning about "natural limits" ... once we know about those, we can find ourselves more truly, and in the process, spot the bogus limits imposed by the false self and habits.
    Stim Morane: for instance, we can definitely go without sleep for longer than we think, but we should in fact get more sleep than some of us usually do. This is not a trivial thing.
    Stim Morane: It's useful to learn about what we have been given, as living beings.
    Stim Morane: Most of you know enough about me to understand that I'm interested in "naturalness" as part of my general interest in both contemplative spirituality and ethics too. Ethics without cultivation of one's nature is simply meaningless to me.
    Stim Morane: We could go beyond those "limits" too, but I'd prefer that we learn to appreciate them. Here perhaps we should stop using the word "limit", since that sounds nasty, and thing of another term, one we can respect.


    Stim Morane: So let me ask you ... have you found your own aliveness? Do you feel like a living being? I could ask related questions about other issues, like ethics, but take this one for a moment.
    Stim Morane: To the ordinary self, the notion is an abstraction................


    Stim Morane: I have already mentioned aliveness ... do you see how to study it?
    Stim Morane: Obviously you could do taichi, but I'm thinking in more ordinary ways here.

    Calvino Rabeni: when you feel a sense of energy, stand up and follow it around a little
    Stim Morane: :) exactly
    Stim Morane: that is what I am trying to encourage
    Stim Morane: it applies to many aspects of life
    Stim Morane: you may find yourself in a new place, thinking or feeling in a new way

    Stim Morane: we live in abstractions, usually
    Stim Morane: finding your nature will not come from using the abstractions

    Stim Morane: Try the "following" for next week, and see where you end up.

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