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the value of a seemingly ordinary moment

I happened to chance upon a quote in the movie, “Up”: “Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment.Until it becomes a memory”. It coincides with what’s on my mind…

By contemplating life as it is, stripped of all extraneous added valu

By contemplating life as it is, stripped of all extraneous added value, I found I could let go of a myriad of things that had been gnawing at my mind. Through the prosaic repetition of Eiheiji’s exacting daily routines for washing the face, eating, defecating, and sleeping, this is the answer that I felt in my bones: accept unconditionally the fact of your life and treasure each moment of each day.

your relationship to the harmony of being

The peak experience refers to actual moments of your life when you experience your relationship to the harmony of being. My own peak experiences, the ones that I knew were peak experiences after I had them, all came in athletics.