Getting ready to show up is as important as showing up.
Presence and wholehearted intention in the moment is a beautiful thing. Getting our minds and hearts ready to do this is entirely another.
In Martial Arts, when entering the dojo, one puts the correct clothing on, prepares the mind and bows to the mat before stepping on to it. The reason for this is to give honor to the gift giver that is martial arts, and all of the teachers that have passed down those gifts from generation to generation.
If we apply this mindfulness to everything we do, we find ourselves living very intentional lives. Nothing is trivial. Putting clothes on, driving to work, hanging out with our family, making art; Everything now has a much greater meaning and purpose because of our mindset.