KEEP THE CHANNEL OPEN !!!
We tend to romanticise our ideas and plans but dread the execution. The magic you are looking for is in the work you are avoiding. Focus more on execution, not dreaming. No fear, do it.
“Knowing the path is not the same as walking the path.”
Morpheus (The Matrix)
I have been struggling with this concept my whole life. I tend to turn to other things, when I get to the point where I think, “okay, got it, I can imagine where it goes from here, don’t have to actually do it.” Unfortunately, I have acted on that thought many times throughout my life and did turn to something new at this point. Consequently I never really mastered anything. Well, I’m living proof and here to tell you that it makes for an entertaining life but not necessarily for a fulfilled one.
Knowing this now I make an effort to pay close attention to what is happening at that crucial moment when I am about to turn my attention elsewhere. I try to be mindful, observe my feelings and thoughts at this moment and as a result, resist the urge to turn away and do something new. It’s been a life long struggle for me – but I’m learning.
And I can say from experience by now, that indeed, walking the path is quite different from knowing it. It has its frustrating phases but the rewards are so much greater. So, stick to it. After every down, there will be a high. Without the bad we would never be able to appreciate the good. Life does not work without contrast. Be nice to yourself and keep showing up. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. It’ll all work out in the end.
“The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful.” – Doug Henning –
I really like this quote. The process he describes is so essential to creating anything beautiful in your life. It’s practice practice practice, then “it” becomes habit and beauty will follow inevitably.
For more on this subject I recommend reading this blog by Leo Babauta. Enjoy!
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man but you refuse to hate him.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The full story about Fauja Singh can be found on Daily Good.org – very inspiring. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
“Things pass, and the best thing we can do is to let them really go away.” -Paulo Coelho-
That goes for many things, life circumstances, sometimes even relationships. Think about why you are hanging on to “things” that seem to have no relevance in your life any more (or never had). Let them go, make room for “the new”, let change happen, live your life!
Have your awareness on the task at hand and be detached from the outcome . This is karma yoga. -Bhagvad Gita