Realized last night that I tend to be driven all day. Need to work on that.
This is really important. It needs to become my current spiritual project. I need to slow down, and calm down. This drivenness is usually focused on staying active and getting mostly good things done, but it ultimately stresses me out and I need to stop it.
My Zen Things list says:
Do one thing at a time
Do it slowly and deliberately
Do it completely
Put space between things
All five of these things need to be incarcerated in my daily routine. All five. Not just the first one.
Truth is that the other seven things are just as important:
Designate time for certain things
Devote time to sitting
Smile and serve others
Make cleaning and cooking (etc.) become meditation
Think about what is necessary
This really is a kind of “Rule of Life”. It is principles to live by. It is a whole way of life, and I am ready for it. It has been here for quite a while, and I liked it, but the truth is I have never taken it really seriously. Truth is the list may very well find it’s way into my Rule of Life. It is definitely the answer to my problem with drivenness. The real challenge will to do this in a way that doesn’t cause problems with family, but it is clearly a major part of how I am called to live my life. It is definitely my current spiritual project.
* The list was sent to me in an email, and I have no idea where it came from. Tried to google it with no luck.