In Dan Millman’s book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, he tells his personal journey of self-discovery. One of his great learnings happened by accident following one of his t’ai chi practices. During his exercise, his motions were fluid and purposeful. His mind was emptied as he focused on each movement. Afterwards, as he was preparing to leave, his attention was drawn to some students who had been watching him exercise. As his awareness drifted to them, he clumsily put his both legs into one pant leg, and he fell.
Later on, as he thought about the incident, he said: “I was struck by a realization so profound it was to change the course of my life; I realized that I had given my full attention to the movements of t’ai chi, but not to the “ordinary” movements of putting on my pants. I had treated one moment as special and the other as ordinary.”
His learning was: “There are no ordinary moments.” As we enter this New Year may we learn to capture and relish the incredible beauty and possibilities that each moment of our lives present. May we learn from them, and continue to grow to be more than we ever dreamed we could be… and help others to do the same. May we remember always… there are no ordinary moments. They are all so very special and precious. May we enjoy every beautiful one of them.
Have a beautiful week and the best yet of New Years!!! Life is so very, very beautiful!