Today, I want to share another part of my life with you. I have been sentenced to 10 days isolation. Starting from June 19 to June 20, I will be at a small town called Kaufman, TX. I have to hand in all my electronics include my phone and computer. Of course there is no Internet for me. Even worse, I will be not allowed to talk for these 10 days. There will be no dinner served for me during this time. Difficult work will start from 4:30 every morning. Painting? Just don't think about it.
Nobody has forced me to do it. The sentence was given by myself. What am I doing? Well, I am attending a 10-day Vipassana meditation course. Why am I doing this? Because I am crazy.
Vipassana is a Sanskrit word means "seeing things as they really are", In these 10 days, we will sit and observe our body/mind and see what is really going on, like a scientist observing the world objectively. We will also learn how to deal with ourselves, and how to live in the world. It is a highly spiritual art of living. However, I must say this spiritual practice is not religious, because there is no faith involved in it. When a scientist observing a star through a telescope, he/she sees it no matter what. So everybody can participate and learn.