No Limits | The Freedom Blog™
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
“If you’ve got a job to do you gotta do it well….”
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if on the axis on which the world revolves, slowly, evenly, without rushing towards the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Written by Steven Griggs | stevengriggs.com
I recently saw a picture of Oscar de la Renta going through the audience chairs at a fashion show, straitening the bows on the guest bags each guest was to receive. He didn’t have to do that, obviously he has assistants who could do it, but there he was, in the details.
This spoke so loudly to me. Attention to detail.
Focusing your attention is actually a form of meditation.
It is Mindfulness.
Focusing on what you are doing and it doesn’t matter what it is you are doing. You could be arranging flowers or cleaning a toilet, washing your car or rebuilding an engine. It’s not the task itself, it’s the attention and focus you put into it.
In doing the task with complete focus and attention to detail, you become lost in the task. This is actually what meditation is all about, slipping into the gap, the gap between your thoughts.
It is the total opposite of what we have all become used to doing- multitasking. We try to do many things at once, but none of them very well. Our minds become scattered and unfocused.
Sometimes it may be difficult to focus on the task because your mind will seek diversion and jump to new thoughts.
So you have to watch and bring your mind back to the task at hand when it starts wandering off.
Soon, by watching your thoughts, you may even begin to see some of your negative or limiting beliefs as they float by.
This gives you the opportunity to work on those areas and with time you will see how much control you do have over your thoughts.
So try to lose yourself in your tasks. Try to stay in the moment.
And remember, do it well and reap the benefits.