Searching for a book for my recent long haul trip, my wife rather appropriately, suggested The Bhagavad-Gita, a series of Hindu spiritual readings relating to life on earth.
There was one particular story that caught my eye, entitled – The Graduation Test.
The story relates to military training and how each student was tasked with firing a single arrow at the head of a wooden eagle placed on a nearby tree.
The question was asked of each student “Get ready, look at the eagle, and tell me what you are seeing.”
To which they replied “I see the sky, the clouds, the tree trunk, the branches, the leaves and the eagle sitting there”
One student answers “I only see the eagle and nothing else”
When he shot his arrow he landed true and successfully passed his test
The summation of the teaching is that whatever you are doing, put your whole mind on it; if you’re shooting, your mind should be only on the target, then you will never miss.
That’s what we do…… right?…