The Breakfast Club — yes, the movie — teaches the common mistake we make with fear.
I used to believe that meditation was about finding that miracle space where I wouldn’t hear thoughts or voices, either internal or external. I used to believe each time my focus strayed from my breath that I was “failing” in meditation. I’ve been learning that the goal of meditation isn’t what I originally thought.
One of the recurring observations that people tend to make about me is that I have my hands in a lot of different things. This observation tends to come bundled with advice to pare down and focus on one area. “Pick a lane,” is what people say. Thanks, but no thanks.
I am a big fan of American Ninja Warrior. On the surface, it offers a thrilling display of athletic achievement that inspires me to push my own limits. It also offers up a continuous stream of lessons that we can apply to life both on and off the course.