TEACHER: Avi Craimer
THEME: Patience
MEDITATION: Turning toward our urgency
INTERACTIVE: Our identities as do-ers or non-do-ers

Avi: There was a time in my life when I struggled to get things done. I had to push myself to take action, to be productive. That created a self image. Now, things are different, I’ve gotten in the habit of doing, of vigorously pursuing projects and interests. Yet, my outdated self-image as an ineffective layabout still drives me to feel inadequate about my accomplishments. In tonight’s meditation we’ll explore the feeling of urgency that can arise when we sit, that nameless, directionless feeling that we should be DOING SOMETHING DAMMIT! In the second half, explore the way we hold identities as do-ers or non-do-ers of various kinds and ask what happens if we allow these identities to be a little more fluid.