According to Muhammed Ali, it isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out – it’s the pebble in your shoe. Life can be a hassle, or it can be inspiration. But it’s hard to make it both.
When we’re harried, we often overlook life’s everyday magic. The rising sun, the blowing breeze, the birds singing.
As Lori Deschene puts it, “you need to challenge the worries that keep you reacting compulsively instead of engaging consciously.”
Time and again, it comes down to mindfulness. If you’re only focused on the height of the mountain and the length of the trail, you may miss that pebble throwing off your stride.