These days I seem to be swimming in a sea of baited fish hooks, and oh my, all those wiggling, fat worms look juicy. I want to chomp down on each and every one of them, getting “hooked” emotionally as Buddhist Nun Pema Chodron says. I want to either act out and get down-right nasty to someone, or crawl into a hole of food/TV/fiction and pull the sod up over me. Neither of those actions belongs in the category of “good,” but when I get hooked I don’t give two hoots and a holler about being good. I’m also struggling with an inner voice that’s shouting at me to give up the Goodness Project.
Not gonna, though. I’ve lived too long and am far too stubborn to give up on this project. You are probably screaming for details about now. I mean, really, what do I mean by baited hooks? More on that soon in another post. Suffice it to say that it has been a heck of an interesting couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, I’ve decided to transcribe my recent interview with the two Zen teachers myself. Hence the delay in posting that. Slowly but surely that interview is coming.
Days 40 – 52 in the search for goodness cover July 10 to July 22.