My daily activities are not unusual,
I’m just naturally in harmony with them.
Grasping nothing, discarding nothing …
Drawing water and chopping wood.*
What we seek out is someone who sees us and promises to bring us the magic we were hoping for. Someone who has committed to rhyming with what they did yesterday.**
One of the best gifts we can provide in our work and relationships is consistency, to bring our best and then repeat.
Many things can throw us off course. The amount of sleep we had, the things we ate yesterday, the mix of what’s going on in our lives for starters. We need to develop consistency with ourselves first of all.
So I journal, read, reflect, doodle, exercise and blog – my equivalents of drawing water and chopping wood.
This consistency helps me to open my mind, open my heart and then open my will.
What have you already got going on that can be developed into your consistent practice of drawing water and chopping wood?
(*Layman Pang, quoted in Seth Godin’s The Practice.)
(**From Seth Godin’s The Practice.)