Sometimes, if your machine has been going for some time, working hard, cruft can get in the way and bog things down. At such times, it’s worth trying a “cleansing reboot”. Clear out your cache. Go back to zero.
I have laid down my Frost & Hirsch books. Instead, Kay has got me hooked on a science fiction series. (I’m a sucker for time travel.) I have also picked up an off-hours programming project, and it’s been fun to rediscover how much I enjoy recreational coding.
I have laid down my radical reforms. The Journey will do whatever The Journey does. I not only stopped posting to talkinchurch.com, I stopped reading it altogether. If anyone there has written stuff that would piss me off, I am blissfully unaware of it.
I lay these things down, but not because they are unimportant. The zen warrior knows that if he is too impassioned, if he strikes in anger, then his strength is going into the wrong place and he is less effective. He may inadvertently work against his own cause. To accomplish his objectives, he must rediscover his Center.
“You told me to go back to the beginning. So I have.” — Inigo Montoya