I just got some new running shoes. I love getting new sneakers.
When I get new sneakers I don’t buy basketball sneakers, or casual kicks, I get running shoes.
I was All-district in Cross Country in high school. I love running.
Running keeps me in shape mentally, physically, and also (believe it or not) spiritually. I always feel a lot better after a run, and the more I run the better my life is overall. I’ve never been in a bad place in my life when I was running almost everyday. Quite the opposite as a matter of fact.
Running, stretching, and meditating is how I sharpen my sword. Sharpening your sword you say? Sharpening your sword is anything you do that serves you and makes you better in a comprehensive way… i.e. benefits you fully, as in like, Mind-Body-Soul.
First, understand that you are The Sword, and sharpening yourself should be as regular as brushing your teeth. If you do not sharpen yourself then you will become dull. I have been very dull and that taught me that the sharper I am the better life is. It helped me understand that there’s a relationship between how much I sharpen my sword and how I think, feel, and act.
So, I try to sharpen my sword everyday.
HOW CAN I SHARPEN MY SWORD?
These are some things that I do that seem to work for me. (hit me up for details)
Accomplishing something difficult, Abstaining from vices, Calling an old friend, Eating, a great meal, Meditating, Not cumming, Running, Sleeping, Sticking with something, Teaching, Volunteering, Yoga, etc.
Writing everyday is good because it consistently gives me a feeling accomplishment which creates many other positive benefits. The more I write the better I get, and that’s helping me improve as a communicator. I’ve also developed a deeper sense of pride about my ability to stick with something. I want to keep writing everyday. It’s so satisfying knowing I’m doing something I probably would’ve quit before, and I’ve only been writing for 22 days in a row! I can’t imagine what I’ll feel like in a year! These blogs have helped me get to the core of my soul. At least when I allow myself to write with an open heart, mind, and soul. Gee, I’m actually getting better at writing with an open heart too… huh? Cool.
Finally, something I’m struggling with is rehearsing. Rehearsing is how I am trying to sharpen my sword. I’m making a commitment to rehearsing my material everyday for a ½ an hour.
It’s hard to understand that the more you sharpen your sword the sharper it becomes.
What will you do to sharpen your sword?