Cutting away distractions

One step closer to being a monk ๐Ÿ˜†

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For me, cutting off my hair is a way of cutting away distractions ๐Ÿค”I'm the type of guy that needs to cut down on distractions, and I have been as long as I can remember.

For any of you that knew me as a younger kid, you know Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was an understated description. Distractions were everything, and everywhere. Today, I still have just as much, if not more scattered energy, but now I have the tools to harness and steer it. 

Those tools are: my โ€œwhyโ€, mindfulness, physical exertion, and the realization that Iโ€™m going to die. 

My โ€œwhyโ€ dictates what I am going to do on this earth. 
Mindfulness helps me declutter the overwhelming amount of thoughts and ideas of what I could be doing. It helps me see what is distraction and what is meaningful. 
Physical exertion brings me a mental/emotional calmness that canโ€™t be replicated with any other modality. 
Knowing that Iโ€™m going to die, and that I donโ€™t know when, creates the urgency. 

Action items: Think about why you do the things you do daily. Do they make sense? If after reflection, you notice that some of the things you do daily are counter to what you truly want most in life, then itโ€™s time to make a change. 

If you want to start this process, email me at geofffit@gmail.com