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The Mad-Lib brought to mind Satori, "the inner intuitive experience of Enlightenment. Satori is said to be unexplainable, indescribable, and unintelligible by reason and logic. Zen masters describe Satori as a "moment of total presence, of no mind and no thought but a flash of insight and awakening of the light of our own consciousness." It is considered a central goal of Zen practice, as it "represents the ultimate realization of one's true nature and the nature of reality. It is the path to freedom from suffering and to attaining inner peace, wisdom and compassion." It was totally worth not reading ahead to do the Mad-Lib because that made it feel like I was playing a game with myself and I didn't think about what I should say but rather wrote the first thought that came to my consciousness.

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This is a great share, thank you for adding this comment!!!! Satori is a wonderful way to sum up the moment of shift I'm hoping readers will get from that Mad-Lib exercise :)

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The Mad-Lib exercise makes the practice personal, individually focused, and unique to oneself.

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