Zen Spot #69 -- Mindfulness, meditation and the Buddha bides January 28, 2018 00:05
“The Dude abides”
The Big Lebwoski is my favorite movie. Jeffrey Lebowski, played by Jeff Bridges, is a slacker who refers to himself as "The Dude". His friends oblige.
Living a sparse, simple, unfettered life -- perhaps by choice -- the Dude's lifestyle is never explained. Choice, chance, trauma, the road less traveled?
His presence, no matter the surrounding storm, is calm. He looks for answers while not looking for answers. More than anything, he is kind.
He suffers and releases, suffers and releases, suffers and releases. His Zen Spot is a bowling alley. He bowls. And bowls. That activity where one faithfully tries to repeat the same movement, in the same space, using the same breathing and movement, over and over and over, is his mindful pursuit of nothingness. The alley is his temple.
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