I like the post-aha-moment awareness but the moment itself can be painful and humbling.
We were watching “The Biggest Loser” with our son and the effort we saw was inspiring. We talked about how level of commitment is reflected in results.
I recalled the quote: “the way you do anything is the way you do everything.” I realized, to my horror, that I do not put forth great effort; my walk does not reflect my talk (and fuck it, that pisses me off!) Now, don’t get me wrong, I do not believe I have to put forth 100% in everything every time but (and it’s a big but) if I say something is important to me then surely my walk (effort) should reflect that more often than not, right?
I decided to start another experiment…what is I were to raise my effort just 5 or 10%…what might happen in my world?
A little later I was fortunate to receive an after-lesson, a gentle whisper on the fresh morning air: “Maybe it is not about effort, maybe it’s about the source”.
Now that spoke truth.
Instead of the level of effort, perhaps I should focus on the source. What if I were to experiment and do anything (and everything) from a place of love and compassion? What kind of reflection would that manifest?
Anything, and everything… with love and compassion. Wow!! Big stuff.
- Walking the dogs
- Cooking the dinner
- Phone call with customer service
- Exercising at the gym
I’ll let you know how it goes. Any big aha-moments in your life recently? Please share in the comments.