Sarah Silverman is pattern-interruption gold: she has used merciless self-examination in public as an effective social commentary mirror. Her new book's title "The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee" says it all. Silverman's mind-mirror seems to be coated with teflon-grade immunity to disapproval. There is much, much to learn about our neurotic mindlessness from this shock-comedy-jock Zen master of TV and stage!
notes on "pattern interruption hall of fame":
Pattern Interruption (P.I.) Hall of Fame is devoted to people who wake us up from monotony of mindlessness. These are iconoclasts, straight-shooters, rascal sages, and eccentric oddballs of all walks of mind - i.e. the denizens of the brave new world of self-aware unorthodoxy.
Pattern interruption leverages mindfulness by way of new information and confusion. How new information changes our minds is clear. Here's how confusion comes into the picture.
Confusion means loss of certainty. Loss of certainty means open-mindedness to what is. As such, a pattern break is a pre-requisite for mindful presence. Pattern break confuses the conditioned mind and in so doing gets it out of its own way, opening up new vistas of clarity. In other words, when mind is closed off to new information, confusion helps kick that door wide open. In sum, mind is a closed-system pattern, interrupt it to open it! Expose yourself to new information. Update your understanding of the world to prevent dogmatic stagnation.
Remember: reality updates with every now!