“You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter. Too much is the same as not enough. Without imitating anyone else, you should have as much weaponry as suits you.”
― Miyamoto Musashi, The Book Of Five Rings
So many times we settle on one tool for a particular task. We have one way we meditate. We have one recipe for roasted eggplant. We have one position we sleep in. We hone our tools to perfection and we grow stale. We try to apply our tools to all similar types of problems, sometimes losing sight of whether or not they work. We fear experimentation because the result is unknown. We grow stale and take the simple things for granted. Is this not the opposite of mindfulness? What if instead we decide to approach things differently?
This week I intend to try an experiment. Each day I will try to approach a common task in a new way as if I’ve never done it before. It may be something simple or it may be something more complex depending on the opportunities that the day brings. This could be interesting.