Right Livelihood: Hey buddy, it’s your life!

In one of his stand-up routines, Jerry Seinfeld tells the story of someone sitting in the back of a careening NYC cab, calmly saying to himself, “Boy, I’d never do that with my car.” Then Seinfeld comments, “Hey buddy, it’s your life!” We often live life one step removed.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn in Wherever You Go There You Are also talks about cultivating a direct experience with life and offers this exercise:

“Thinking that your life is at least as interesting and miraculous as the moon or stars, what is it that stands between you and direct contact with your life? What can you do to change that?”

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