November 12, 2010
Today’s post is inspired by one of my favorite books of all time, Way of The Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman. In the book, the main character’s teacher asks him:
Teacher: Where are you? Student: Here. Teacher: What time is it? Student: Now. Teacher: What are you? Student: This moment.
Did you understand the meaning of what is being said here? Well maybe reading the book would help further clarify but I think this little dialogue makes a clear point. Often times we let life take us where it pleases, but we forget that we’re the ones who are supposed to be behind the wheel. Live in the present. Live in the now. You can’t change certain things that happen in life but you have total control of how you deal with it, and you most certainly have control of right now. Now is all you have, so enjoy the moment and make the most of it in any way you can.
I’ll put it to you this way as it was presented in the book. If you knew you had a terminal illness and you only had a limited time on this earth, what would you do with the time you have left? Well the truth is you do have a terminal illness. It’s called birth. Your time is limited, as it is for all of us. Enjoy every single moment as much as you can, and don’t let an opportunity pass you by. Live in the now because that is truly all we have control over.
Find peace in the things you have and the people around you. I’m sure you will notice the many blessings you already have, and you will be well on your way to becoming a “peaceful warrior”.
So I ask you one last time, “what time is it?”
Make it a great Friday.
Certified Performance Coach
P.S. If you’d like to discuss this principle in further detail, feel free to contact me anytime.
P.P.S. I highly recommend reading “Way of The Peaceful Warrior”. It is one of those books that can change your life…