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Re: I get impatient and frustrated with the smallest tasks…

Re: I get impatient and frustrated with the smallest tasks…2012-03-08T22:58:51+00:00

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Rick Green – Founder of TotallyADD
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I know a little bit about Zen. And Buddhism. Just enough to be corrected by someone who actually knows about it. Ha!

What I got out of reading about Zen is that it’s not about a deep search for the meaning of life. (I know, you’re asking, what’s this got to do with bending postal box keys? Bear with me, Grasshopper.)

It’s about being ‘mindful’ or ‘present’ or ‘here in the now’. Be here now. When you’re opening the postal box, that is what you are focussed on, just opening the postal box. Now at first I didn’t see what they meant. But of course,w hen I’m doing something simple, drying the dishes says, my mind is a million miles away, worrying about something that needs doing, or could go wrong, or is late… CRASH goes to the dish I was drying.

I get that when I’m playing ping pong, or doing card tricks, I want to be totally in the present. But what if all of life was like that? What if I was totally present when I was talking with my wife, or driving, or doing the dishes? Well, I’d never drop dishes or crash the car or piss of my wife. And I’d have no time for worrying about stuff that may or may not happen.

Cool eh?

How to get there? Practice. One key in the postal box lock at a time.

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