I am reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. It’s a really ambitious book that addresses the personal and the global. It’s a heavy assignment because it’s 600 pages and weighs like a ton. It’s a kind of daily act of penitence to remind me about paying attention and cultivating mindfulness. That’s what I’m sweating about on the mat, to purge and purify the bullshit and get down to the essentials.