…Through the virtue of training, Enlighten both body and soul — Morihei Sensei

Do Anything Important Today?

Was reading my Twitter friend @ZenDirtZenDust‘s recent post about where your real teachers are found. And it got me thinking about this connection between our daily busy ness (training included) and where we are really trying to go in life.

Why are you doing the things you’re doing? I know I’ve asked this question before, but it bears re-asking. And re-answering, if you have even ever answered it.

This is one of the tasks of the Warrior.  To craft this connection between your mundane daily life and your Ultimate Goals.  It is often an attitude adjustment.  You can go to the gym to get ready for beach season, or you can go to the gym to keep your depression in check.  Same gym, same workout, same time.  Totally different trajectory.

Right now, Stop and answer these questions.

  • Of all the things you did today, which of those addressed your top lifetime goals? Did any?
  • Of all the things you did this week, which were directed right at your Most Important Values and Priorities?

There are many people in this world whose Most Important Focus in life is legitimately finding enough food to eat for that day. But there’s not many of those people in the United States–some, but not many. Similarly with paying the gas bill, the car note, laundry, grocery shopping, finishing that proposal and all the myriad pressing, but not Ultimately Important activities and stressors in our lives.

Just a question.

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