Even though I’m fat and disgusting, my mind is focused to a point.
Even though I’m clean and beautiful, my mind is focused to a point.
I don’t know what the point is, but if your mind is there, that’s all that matters. Whatever you are: looks, physical constitution, environment, karma, whatever, if your mind is to the point, it’s there. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been, where you’re going, what you’re supposed to be, or what you’re not supposed to be. If your mind is there, it’s there regardless. If your mind is there, it’s quality.
My mind goes to martial arts quite often, and practice follows. When I’m there, I’m there. When I’m not, I’m somewhere else, and I really don’t care. Being there doesn’t require you to have always been there. Being there doesn’t require you to be there always and forever in the future. What a big giant ball of blasphemous mind poison, these thoughts of needs and requirements. There’s enough of that in the social world humans have created. I deal with that everyday when I go out into the world. I deal with it from my own mind everymorning I wake up. I do martial arts because I choose to do so. I make that choice because I like it.
My mind is there when it is. When it’s not, I don’t care.