Chapter 13

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There's a chicken sandwich chain that keeps its stores closed on Sunday.

There are probably a lot of people who think that it's "stupid" to do that, because when the chicken people count their money, they probably get a smaller number than they would if they were open every day.

But, there is nothing more simple-minded than "bigger number" and "smaller number".

The alternative, taking the time to be a fully aware and fully developed human being, with a spiritual aspect of some sort, is somewhat more complicated, much more subtle, and much more elusive. A simple-minded person wouldn't be aware of spirituality at all.

And, just as it costs money to eat food and wear clothes and live indoors, there is a monetary consequence to diverting yourself towards the appreciation of your life and the lives of others. It is, however, the cost of doing life.


And a serious cost it is. When I worked at the supermarket I saw the numbers, and Sunday was clearly their biggest day.