“”Matters of great concern should be treated lightly.” Master lttei commented, “Matters of small concern should be treated seriously.”‘ – Hagakure
A hangnail is more important than the next president of these United States. The aspects of life we can affect weigh more than those we cannot.
How we treat our partners, our friends, acquaintances; the interaction between you and I, carries more weight than Obama and Putin’s next summit. Perfecting the Now, being present, is key.
We can cut the hangnail and achieve healing. We can vote, but cannot directly choose the President. I can kiss you goodnight and hold you while you cry, but I cannot affect the decisions of world leaders.
Each action is important. Contributes to the chaos of it all, like a butterfly in the rainforest and the birth of a hurricane. This makes living in the moment a sacred act, our attention, a benediction upon the blessing of our lives.