“Mr. Jon Kabat-Zinn writes: ‘Meditation is a Way of being, a Way of living, a Way of listening, a Way of walking along the path of life and being in harmony with things as they are’. (As ‘things as they are’ of course includes wars, murders, rapes, tortures, domestic violence, child abuse, sadness, loneliness, grief, depression and suicide the lie of being non-judgmental is readily exposed for those with the eyes to see).”
Re:Mailing List 'D' Respondent No. 11
What is Richard implying here by dismissing “being in harmony with things as they are”?
If he is brushing off the goal of “being in harmony”, I get that. It is not actualism because it’s not about extinguishing the identity in toto.
But “being in harmony” is a part of feeling happy and harmless, and ‘perfection’. So I just want to get clarified whether he is implying “being in harmony” doesn’t align with actualism.