Got a habit of admitting to screw ups... got told the truth would set you free. Well it does, but sometimes you just didn't want to be set free!
So, stop reading Aristotle and mates, take a 20 second scan back over your own day, admit the numerous stuff ups, but also the wise things you may have deliberately coordinated!! You're philosophical insights are going be much closer to the bone. That doesn't mean you have to share the detail with anyone. So you farted! Claim it with an internal grin :) I'm going to go looking for some more Montaigne, apparently he had lots to say about every day things like farting and other embarrassing experiences that cause us a lot of pain and suffering, and keep us awake at night wondering how to manage the detail.
I'm back with the Buddhists tonight...
Magic seems to happen when you trust the river, "the flow is the river... you can't step into the same river twice". Laughed and commented at an inappropriate moment today in front of an important person in a 'professional' space. Clung to the bank for a moment, and it hurt. So, took a breath and back flipped into the river. It's going to be interesting unpacking that moment (not with the VIP) next week somewhere downstream
Duck stops paddling and enjoys the view
Footnote: Thanks to De Botton for the intro to Montaigne