Friday, April 20, 2007

No Ordinary Moments aka. Warrior Living.

I haven't written in my blog for some time and I was looking for something to make a new entrance. While cleaning up some old files, I ran into some old newsletters that I used to write and send to customers of the old Shen Martial Training Supply store front.

This piece was part of the newsletter for October 1997. It made sense to me then, and it makes even more sense now. I call it: Warrior Living. May it speak to all the sleeping Warriors out there......

No Ordinary Moments

There are No Ordinary Moments.

Athletes practice their sport,
musicians practice their music,
artists practice their art.....

The Warrior Practices Everything;
that is the secret of The Way.

Walking, sitting, breathing, eating;
they all deserve your utmost attention,
For in every moment, the quality of your Life is at stake.

LIfe is a series of moments in which you are either awake or asleep, Alive or relatively Dead.

So... Wake Up!
The quality of every moment depends on what you bring to it.

Treat no moment as ordinary,
no matter how mundane or routine it may appear.
It is by practicing everything with you full attention,
that you will begin to experience life as it was meant to be;
As a child shows wonder, awe and excitement at the smallest of details.

Life has not changed,
it is as magical as it was when you first began discovering it.
It is you who changed,
losing sensitivity to every day miracles.

By treating every action with respect
and every moment as sacred,
you will renew your relationship with Life
and will return to a Life filled with Passion and Purpose.

Adapted from Dan Millman's Book, No Ordinary Moments.

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