the purpose of practice

Chris Corrigan blogged and I doodled.

The work of Chris Corrigan and the Art of Hosting apparently share much with my pet projects: Slow Learning, The Hedonist’s Challenge and Liberation Movement.  The common threads?

  • How we pay attention changes things
  • Deep listening (and tasting, and feeling, and seeing, smelling, and touching, and moving) is a practice worth doing just because.
  • There’s no higher goal for learning than to learn.
  • There’s no other purpose for feeling good other than to feel good.
  • When we move freely, we’re already there.
  • We’re better together when we can be with ourselves.
  • We’re better together.

slow learning about slow food

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz14gXMExt8

Carlo Petrini tells stories of power, greed, conviviality and reciprocity to a group of UC Berkeley students who apparently know little of Leonardo da Vinci. (It’s okay. They have time to learn.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz14gXMExt8

I was reading more about Carlo Petrini, and watching his lectures in service to another project of mine: The Hedonists Challenge.  Sometimes it’s not easy to see the connections among everything I follow, so finding Petrini again is reminding me that my slow learning projects do converge.