This week, rather than listen to a talk, Stephen moderated a deep discussion within our gathering. The topics began with how we were drawn to Dharma practice and opened up into practices, experiences, and questions about our paths. A recurring theme was that anything we can do to make our practice a more enjoyable experience will increase our willingness to sit. This is not at all to say that meditation is always a pleasant endeavor, but that a little ritual, place, time, exercise, or external motivation can make a big difference in priming the mind. Many stories were shared and we were reminded that we are not alone.