Life has been crazy of late.
Not enough hours in the day.
Busy at the dojo.
Busy at work.
Busy at home.
Everything seems rushed.
Stressed. All the time.
Tired. All the time.
Work/Life balance. Yeah right.
Sound like anyone you know?
I wonder what to do about it? We’re so driven as a society for the acquisition of material things that I wonder if we’re missing out on some of the really important stuff. In fact, I know we are.
All this stuff. The stress. The long hours. The fatigue. The bills. The commitments. The housework. The homework. The overtime.
A thousand things.
I call it noise. I’m living a noisy life. So are many of the people I know. Most of the people I know. Rush rush rush. It’s a drain.
I bring this up not to complain. After all, I’ve got it pretty good. I’m just not sure I’m spending the proper proportion of my time and energy on the things that matter most.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. I’ve been thinking about living a more minimalist life, quieting my life. Reducing the noise.
I think from time to time you need to evaluate what is truly important in your life and make sure that you are taking care of those things, first and foremost.
I’m going to meditate on this for a while.
I suspect this is all part of the path of Budo.
Something to think about.