The unexamined life is not worth living.
One of the main themes in my reading today was the power that focusing has over how we interpret events that we experience. The more vibrantly we render an image, or remember an event the more emotional power it will have. This is great if that occurrence is something worth remembering and incorporating into your life. If the incident is negative simply do the reverse – smudge the colors, interrupt the sounds, shrink the image until you can barely see it. Give it a try it really works.
I came across an awesome writing challenge today that dovetails quite nicely with my focus on… focus. The goal is to write a short story that is exactly fifty words long. I have never tried something like this before. Here it is:
Dead leaves cling desperately to branches. A gentle breeze exposes scarcely hidden dismay. The noise conjures images of a hundred pairs of knocking knees. It is out of place. This is a time for celebration. The world is no longer achromic and dreary – spring is here. Winter is dead.
What Did I Learn Today?
I learned about the power of focusing and ensuring that I am in the correct “state” for whatever activity I plan to begin.
What Did I Contribute or Improve?
I spent two hours tidying up outside our apartment. I’m not done yet, but boy are our stairs clean.
What Did I Enjoy?
I saw this vlog early this morning and ended up thinking about it all day. It has a great message.