In programming, there is the concept of statelessness. It means that each request is treated anew, without memory of previous requests.
This is extremely limiting in some ways, but in another way it’s a great way to deal with a ton of requests.
Imagine if you as a person dealt with millions of requests a day from a thousand or so clients
This is what our lives are like. We are constantly holding information, frustration, ideas, tension, requests, needs, of a thousand different requests each day.
Imagine they were gone, and you had a blank slate.
What would this blank slate feel like?
What would it be like to deal with the next task, talk to the next person, walk to the next place, without anything weighing you down? Without anything pulling on your mind?
Just this task. Just this person. Just this action. Just this moment.
This is the stateless practice. You’ll fail. Let that go too.
Start anew, with all the possibilities of emptiness.