“Waking up one morning, a student of Zen realized he was going to be late to meet his teacher. He quickly got up and rushed out to his teacher’s hut. Upon arriving, he took off his shoes outside and greeted him.

Noticing his shortness of breath, his master asked ‘Which shoe did you put on first this morning?’ Ashamed that he did not know, the student realized he was not ready for his lessons and went home.”

Every time I’m late, I’ve always been working on something. I see the time, throw my shoes on and rush out. Along the way, I walk as quickly as possible, one foot…