Connect with self, Learning, Mind

Realm of Possibility

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Lately my daughter has been musing aloud about what she might like to be when she grows up. Maybe an artist. Maybe an astronaut. Maybe a scientist who cures cancer. Maybe the owner of a luxury dog hotel (?). I love listening to her talk this way. I don’t want it to change– I want her to continue to dream, to ponder all the possibilities. But one of the things that happens to all of us (or maybe just some of us?) is that the number of options available to us, of who we are and what we can do, shrinks over time. And then it shrinks some more. It’s almost bound to happen. We make one decision, and it means not choosing something else. And we continue choosing as we go along, until what’s left is incredibly narrow and specific.

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Multitasking is Turning Me into a Zombie

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I have a bad bruise on my left arm. It’s several inches wide and currently fading from blue to brown. It  looks like it hurt. It probably did hurt. I have no idea, however, because I have no idea what caused it. This is a bad sign, my friends. It means that I’ve been in a fog, on autopilot, and not fully aware of I’m doing. It means that I’m hurtling my body through space and time, occasionally ramming into things, and it doesn’t even penetrate my awareness.

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Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things

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Note: I’m not in love with this post, but I decided to share it anyway. Why? Because sometimes we need to share an idea before it’s fully formed. I think part of what bothers me is that I don’t quite know if it’s true. Do we all have a place of peace and quiet that we can access any time? Maybe the title should really be a question: “Can we find a place of rest in the middle of things?”

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