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"Do you have an expensive but uncomfortable pair of shoes or jeans at the back of your cupboard that you never ever wear, but you simply cannot throw away because to do so would be to admit defeat and recognise that you wasted a lot of money? If so, you are suffering from the sunk-cost bias or fallacy."
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"At 7,000 feet, the Zen monastery where I live is level with the clouds, which should give you some idea of where my head usually is—not to mention the heads of those who visit our grounds. Let’s talk about them. "
" You try to get to the bottom of yourself, to catch your mind in the act of coming up with you, or vice versa, and it’s as though you’ve wandered into an M. C. Escher sketch of a house of mirrors, the subject lost in an infinite regression of reflections."
The path of enlightenment is strewn with the humor we find when we earnestly look at who we are, sometimes the humor emerges in the form of deep belly laughs and sometimes it emerges as a tear in the corner of one's eye.
Using the pen name of Shozan Jack Haubner a Zen monk lays bare many of his insights about the mindfulness practice of meditation. He takes us on a brief journey into his past while keeping one foot firmly in the present.
This article is somewhat long but well worth reading for both beginners and seasoned practitioners of mindfulness and meditation. Read all of it: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Enlightenment.