On Presence and Specificity 2
Whenever you start a practice always spend a moment connecting with yourself. (Aadil Palkhivala)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“We’ve talked before [<link; short read] about creating an actionable map for the practice.
The next step is to simplify it and create an actionable step-by-step structure. This is an iterative process. The goal is to condense it as much as possible.
You can use questions to guide you in this process. Such as:
What’s the most powerful representation of the practice? (One Thing model)”
I see Presence as beautifying the Moment.“
“What’s the essence of the practice? (One Thing)”
“What’s the step-by-step structure of the practice? I like to express them as verbs.”
Center, focusing on your Heart.
Connect with yourself.
Feel the Connection.
Feel your beautiful body.
I love you Danutzu.
I love you Dani-who-I-was.
I love you Dani-who-I-will-be.
Send love to three people who have touched your life in some way, the first ones who come to mind. (Improv)
I love you x.
I love you y.
I love you z.
Feel the (Inter-)Connection.
Picture yourself as the Sun. Gradually expand with each exhalation, sending love to more and more people, until you reach all humanity.”
“It’s a good idea to also create a minified version of the practice for when time is limited.”