Meditation didn’t click for him until he started trying it while taking walks with his previous golden retriever, Boo.
“I would try and listen to the pitter-patter of his feet hitting the cement,” he says. “You typically don’t hear it. But if you focus hard enough, you can hear it. And if you focus hard enough, you’re kind of meditating, and you’re kind of hearing a world that you never really hear. It sounds silly, but it’s true.”
Clancy wakes up around 7:30 a.m. each day and takes his dog for a walk. Bodhi, a seven-year-old golden retriever, is Clancy’s best friend and “spiritual advisor” – the pooch’s name comes primarily from a Buddhist term for “awakened” (but is also in honor of Patrick Swayze’s bank-robbing surfer bro character in Point Break).
excerpt from @christianclancy’s “Zen As Fuck” feature in 003 // photo by @ashaefia