Episode 90: The Moment of Truth Is NOW!

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“Freedom from mental distraction equals power. Olympic champion weightlifters not only have powerful bodies; they have powerful minds. The same quality of attention free us, in the moment of truth, from any thought of self-concept, criticism, or fear. Body mind masters eventually come to the realization that this and every moment, on or off the field, is the moment of truth.” ~ Dan Millman from Body Mind Mastery

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The Moment of Truth Is NOW!

“Freedom from mental distraction equals power. Olympic champion weightlifters not only have powerful bodies; they have powerful minds. The same quality of attention free us, in the moment of truth, from any thought of self-concept, criticism, or fear. Body mind masters eventually come to the realization that this and every moment, on or off the field, is the moment of truth.” ~ Dan Millman from Body Mind Mastery

Me likes! Some strong statements are packed in that little paragraph.

First: --> “Freedom from mental distraction equals power.”

Do you think an Olympic weightlifter would be an Olympic weightlifter if only his (or her) body was strong? Of course not! It takes an incredibly strong mind to train like an Olympian. And, perhaps, an even stronger mind to shut out all fear/doubt/criticism in the moment of truth--allowing ALL of one’s power to come thru in their performance. Amazing.

Of course, the same holds true with us. Are you free from mental distraction throughout your day? Whether it’s at the gym where you can meander thru a workout or intensely focus your energy or in the car driving your kids to school where you can be fully present or distracted or in the office where...

Freedom from mental distraction equals power.” ... Begs the question: How’s your power?

I love this one, too: --> “Body mind masters eventually come to the realization that this and every moment, on or off the field, is the moment of truth.”

The moment of truth isn’t about the championship game. It’s about THIS moment and this moment and this moment and... Each moment gives us an opportunity to be fully present and fully alive as Body Mind Masters. ... Or not. :)

Makes me think of the Greek word areté. The word literally translates as “virtue” or “excellence” but has a deeper meaning--something closer to “striving to do your best moment to moment to moment.” The classic Greek philosophers like Socrates and Plato and Aristotle said that happiness was the essence of life and that if we want to live with happiness, we need to live with areté.

How? Make this moment your moment of truth. And this moment. And...

We do that and there’s NO ROOM for regret/anxiety/disillusionment/etc.!

So, let’s free our mind of distractions, fully show up in this moment and flex our power, eh?!? :)