It is wonderful to be here. I love this space (DC Shambhala). I taught meditation to Congressman Tim Ryan and his staff earlier. Like being in the belly of the beast. Its’ such an interesting city- a distinct flavor – what people do here. I have a friend named Adam Smiley Poswolsky who wrote book called the Quarter-Life Breakthrough. He had a decent government job, and kept getting asked “what do you do?” He got tired of it and ran off to become a writer. I think I just gave away the ending of his book. (laughter)
Even in NYC, people ask, “where are you from? What train do you take?” but then start talking about work.
I was here for the tour for my first book, and went and got drinks with people afterwards. After writing a book called The Buddha walks into a bar…, people wanted to go to a bar with me a lot. (laughter) But when we got to the bar, everyone wanted to talk about work. Continue reading