The four points on a compass there are of course four directions. These directions of course indicate which direction we are walking. Which makes the compass such a brilliant aid along our journey. Since our goal is to find our true north and walk that trail to unlock all of life’s true treasures fate has laid out for us.
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Sands of time
While digging through the writing catalog I came across the notes from one of my favorite talks I’ve given. After reading it again I felt inspired to put together this special Sunday episode for you.
A personal example of this would be how I first got into in tune with my breathing. For me it came while looking through a scope or a peep sight staring at a pin set for 10 yards. Yes I’m describing my time as a youth learning how to shoot a firearm and a bow.
The mind must be free to roam
Physically you get the blood flowing and movement of the body going. That’s the first thing we think of when we walk. Yet, it serves us mentally too.
Seneca wrote about how a healthy mind must be allowed to wander. There’s no better space for the mind to roam then when the body is Motion in the act of walking.
Aloneness is much different than being on your own
Neither of which hold much promise of a healthy or stable long term outcome. Still find ourselves just drifting along the path following a mission, or term that we don’t know what it truly looks like. All because we think we know, but we really may not know. Or simply because we hope someone will do the work for us.
Use your range finder
Then we have to live the experience, and sometimes what fate puts in front is the polar opposite. Time and time we find ourselves facing down adversity and heart ache. Fate throws a monkey wrench in our plans, those doors we were once looking at slam shut, or in a fiery blazed those bridges we cherished are swallowed by the flames. This leaving us bitter and scamming for words, and a direction which to turn.
Grip and grin moments
Those grip and grins don’t just snap their selfs, and life don’t just change on its own. Take on the adventure of this moment, no matter how it meets you. If your find yourself standing under the rain clouds of depression right now, grab your rain gear. Because those grip and grins won’t wait, but the storm will blow over. Just jump into the moment and catch the day’s treasures. Then pull out the camera, since it’ll be another trophy to add on the wall. Because one of those moments can spark the next fire when you need it.
It’s interesting sitting here reflecting upon this idea and feeling just how different my mindset is now. Where for so long it was this view of “well so n so did this, or we’ll that happened, or even well that person is gone so”, just all around feeling the victim of something as only a chapter or o
This is the reason why
This building a little trust within yourself. Epictetus once talked about how important learning through experience is, so don’t hang your head of all those times you came away a just a little bit short or the one that got away. Instead look at for what it for what a truly was an experience you got live and pack the lessons that came with into your backpack for the time you get to put them into practice…..
Mental sparing meets opportunity
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” – Seneca Thru out my travels there’s been one aspect of life I’ve found myself really wrestling with. After approaching this subject from every angle it’s something that still seems to remain an idea that is difficult to understand. Just how someone can allow themselves to becomeContinue reading “Mental sparing meets opportunity”