In this collection of short, highly readable essays Peter Clothier explores his past and present in the effort to discern which parts of his life are essential and which might be left behind.
Within the framework of an active Buddhist meditation practice, Mind Workis an authentic search for the creative core through a process of uncompromising self-examination, conducted in the belief that the closer we come to core of the individual “self,” the more we discover about our shared humanity, and the more we open ourselves up to creative inspiration
Available Spring 2012. Preorders taken in January.
When I left home, I felt in my bones that things weren’t right, including my own mind. I had cobbled together a “philosophy” of how things work and how I could find everlasting happiness. I thought I was on to something profound; I’m sure many other 21-year-olds who had been through the psychedelic wars also thought that way.
But basically, as I often repeated at the time to anyone who would listen, I felt like I was running for my life: “When the house is burning down, you don’t think too much about where you’re going or what you want to do, you just get out.”