There Are No Ordinary Moments

In Dan Millman’s book, The Peaceful Warrior, he tells of 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 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 always remember that there are no ordinary moments. May this new year be our best yet… one filled with extraordinary, magical and life-growing moments of love, learning and selfless giving.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent and Happy New Year!!!

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