Forget about perfect. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. In life we cannot avoid change and we cannot avoid loss. Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change. Nothing ever stays the same. You cannot step twice into the same river, for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you.
What is your position in the funnel of life?
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To live in the now you must actively change your focus. Thinking, planning, having ideas, and dreaming are all constructive if directed toward a goal. But, life is action. You must refine your thinking. Make significant concrete plans toward your goal and start to physically act. Then, when an opportunity presents itself, you can incorporate the chance to aid in fulfilling your dreams and establishing a foundation for your actions. You accomplish by preforming and taking responsibility for your actions.
You cannot say, “Why didn’t someone tell me?”
I’m telling you now.
Start; Life is Action.
Strength training for the mind. The most important consideration in the beginning of mental strength building through Zen Buddhism is change and attitude. The tendency to modify too much change too fast causes unnecessary setbacks. You must think in positive terms. It takes a minimum of time and continued practice for the mind to acclimate and internalize good strategies, attitudes and changes even if you are practicing every day and doing everything else right.
Attachment to permanence is illusionary, since all life is change.
It is not our preferences that cause problems but our attachment to them.
We all want to grow and improve our well being and our lives, but few of us want to do the hard work, and have the discipline, that is necessary for us to change and become healthier. You need to commit to following a successful vision and experience what is uncomfortable because that is the only way to self-mastery and self-improvement.
No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again today.
The sun came up and the rooster crowed. The farmer came out of his house and feed the chickens and gathered the eggs. The rooster strutted around the yard and chased some chickens. The sun came up and the roster crowed. The farmer came out of his house and feed the chickens and gathered the eggs. The rooster strutted around the yard and chased some chickens. The sun came up and the rooster crowed. The farmer came out of his house and feed the chickens and gathered the eggs and cut off the roosters head.
Just because the sun comes up we cannot assume the day will be the same. If we repeat the same actions we will usually get the same results but one day we may get our heads chopped off. Repetition and redundancy are not growth. If we want to grow and prosper we must make changes in our day-to-day lives.
“If you do what you’ve always done, your going to get what you’ve always gotten. Never let what you have never done stop you from doing something different.”
Thomas Edison, when working to perfect his light bulb, tried and experimented with over six thousand different materials to use for his filament before using carbonized thread. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Do not regard failure as an embarrassment but as a learning process toward production.