In this talk, Josh connects the famous parable of Zhuang Zi’s Butterfly Dream to the practice of moment to moment mindfulness. Listen to episode 188 here or in your favorite podcast app.
“I, Zhuang Zi, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Zhuang Zi. Soon, I awakened and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” – Zhuang Zi