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Any Task in Life is Easier if…
Any task in life is easier if we approach it with the “one at a time” attitude.
To cite a whimsical saying: “If you chase two rabbits, both of them will escape.” No one is adequate to do everything all at once. We have to select what is important, what is possible, and begin where we are with what we have.
If we begin and if we keep going, the weight, the worry, the doubt will begin to lift. We can’t always do everything, but we can do something now. As Plato said, “The beginning is the most important part.”
What Actions are Most Excellent?
What actions are most excellent?
To gladden the heart of a human being.
To feed the hungry.
To help the afflicted.
To lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful.
To remove the wrongs of the injured.
That person is the most beloved of God who does most good to God’s creatures.
A Monk’s Story
A monk was walking through the woods. As he enjoyed the scenery, a thought occurred to him: If on some other day, in the midst of his usual routine, he were swept away and placed up close to the trunk of one these massive trees, he wouldn’t understand what it was. He’d have to step back to see that it was a tree to appreciate its beauty.
The monk realized that God is similar to that tree. God could be so close to us, and by stepping back, we’d recognize that God was there the entire time.
Sometimes we are in need of answers. By stepping back from our search for it, we may find that the answer was right next us all along.