It was a shame - he was really really interesting on spirituality not being of organised religion and was building up to outlining his understanding of what spirituality is .. separating out from the thinking self, the ego etc, and realising our other observing self. I think that's what he was going to say. I'm not sure. He was rediculously intelligent and really assured.. I was a bit blown away by him.. but boy did I want to finish it. Might see if I can find it elsewhere on the internet, otherwise I may end up buying an all access pass to the summit so I can finish this (maybe if I don't get to finish others as well...)
Anyway, I launched into listening to the next available audio right away - just 24 minutes long which was good. A lovely man called Jack Kornfield. He's a mindfulness expert, teacher and author on the subject etc etc. Does work with Tara Brach apparently.
He said mindfulness and spirituality are not separate (although we like to separate and compartmentalise things out in our modern lives).
He said the goal isn't to become some rigid mindful person, it is to become fluid and to perfect your love.
I like that - perfect your love.
To live with a compassionate heart and be present. He said people feed off that.. if you start to live and act and respond to life more mindfully it starts to have an affect on the people around you. It's like space - you become broader and more vast. Mindfulness is to see clearly and step out of the small sense of self.
A lovely little interview with Jack Konfield. Wish I'd finished Sam Harris in time but lesson learned.
Love, Mrs D xxx