Saturday, June 25, 2011

My Hobbies

There are two areas of work that need our attention. The first being our ability to solve cognitive problems such as we meet at our jobs. The second being our emotional connect with everything around that needs to be heightend; it is this 'connect' that makes the blue sky look beautiful or an ancient story make us shiver, which experiences do not owe to our cognitive problem solving skills.

Once we start we might as well keep raising our abilities, higher & higher.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The survival instinct

The middle class script I grew up with seeded a survival instinct into me like it has into many of us. This comes in handy in struggling our way through difficult times but that drives this instinct deeper.

An interesting consequence of my quest has been becoming aware of an alternate script that has taught me of the untapped potential life has to offer when we experience emotions in their vitality through meaning we find in books, meaning embedded in past experiences and by finding meaning in everyday life!

And so by reading books and submerging myself in work that’s part of my life presently and by reflecting on the day past one hopes to discover and experience these emotions more with each passing day.

So that as one grows stronger and more grounded the older instinct to live a life of survival gradually looses its utility, tunes out and one day leaves us completely.