Question 1: How do you take time to practice ritual, given all of the ordinary daily task that we humans have?
First of all, I don't watch television. That is a big help. Also, I do not have children and that is a big help as well. But even those were issues, I'm not sure that life would be all that different unless they were young kids. A LBRP, BRH and a middle pillar really take how long? Maybe 15 minutes. All one has to give up is 1/2 of one TV show. It isn't all that much. If you throw in two short meditations a day you're up to 45 minutes. That is only 3/4 of the time spent watching one hour long drama. It is simply a matter of priorities.
Question 2: Do you find it useful to “Internalize” ritual (so that you’re outwardly walking down the street but inwardly doing something else entirely)?
I've done that and yes I find it helpful as an aid to developing and maintaining concentration. It is also helpful to feel how the rituals/meditations work in different environments. I don't do it as often as I should. I will take this as a handy reminder.
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