Colin's fourth update: What I learned in the past two and a half years.
I learned to sit. I grew a garden. Permaculture and buddhism may help us be at peace.
A mystery is why anything stops or starts.
I can look at what I've stopped or started in the past two and a half years and see signs of change.
Graduate school, and the vision of contentness described in my last update.
Reading the newspaper.
Reading and writing.
Internet and computer use (generally once a week or less often).
Sitting still for an hour twice each day.
Attaching steps to breath. For example, taking one step while breathing in, one step while breathing out.
Continued or evolved:
My ITP Kata-based practice.
My infrequent work as a teambuilding facilitator and outdoor trip leader.
The Walking Sangha could live at least two thirds of the time in roadless areas and help others to walk to sites of earthcare and peoplecare.