Something Mumon wrote here inspired me to respond with this mini-rant here. Since I rarely have the time at a keyboard to write anything, I thought I would share my careless and hypocritical keystrokes here.
A few years back there seemed to be a boom of amateur "Practice" blogs that I really enjoyed and found inspiration in. Real salt of the earth stuff. People's own accounts of how there practice was in the moment.
Now the blogosphere appears to be dominated by semi pros, know it alls, priests, and strivers that seem to have sucked the life out of what was once so vibrant. And also seems to have distracted people form turning their gaze inward and looking deeply. So much easier to try and get a rise out of people or attack someone else's path than get them to start thinking critically about their own actions.
So it goes.
Where did that come from?
All the best, Jordan