I like this form of “practice period.” I used to wonder: why do we have to stop? This is great, let’s just keep going. But this period of integration afterwards is actually really important, because it’s when the practice becomes not something out there, but a part of our lives. And also, it’s a great opportunity to see when it’s not part of our lives. So we get to observe, for a while, our habit life. I would say habit might be the exact opposite of practice. And then we can re-enter practice again.
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