Life is a collection of random seeming occurrences and the real trick is being ready for them. It’s impossible to know which will have an impact, large or small or good or bad, and it’s the moments between these important, weighty or defining occurrences that will define any influence over the outcome. This is where all of that practice, done alone and in private, pays off. The moments between activities, the downtime along the way, the meaningless challenges conjured up for no tangible reason. The competition between you today and you yesterday. The fine balance between admiration for someones achievements and your own longing for greater ones. The pause at the transition between inhale and exhale.