The Goal: A Completely Transparent & Unclouded Mind
I am not an online shopper. I don’t buy much stuff at all. But this week I’m anxiously checking my mailbox daily. I’ll try (almost) anything to tame my unsettled and restless monkey mind.
What did I order, you ask? A brain boosting mushroom (minus the visuals ) coffee with lion’s mane (supposedly good for memory and in a category of safe, smart drugs or nootropics) as well as chaga and Rhodiola which was used by the vikings to calm the nervous system while enhancing immunity from Four Sigmatic.
I am also creating my own filters so I can focus on. . .
Paying Attention to What Matters Most
As I listen to Jason Silva at The Sydney Opera House explore the exponential growth of technology and how it is shaping our personalities, I realize how much a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. In a world of abundance, the only scarcity is human attention. Recommended reading: from Kevin Kelly The Inevitable, Understanding the Twelve Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future.
How Time Totally Trumps Money
With all there is to be distracted by. . .hell, time moves oh too quickly.
So as I focus on what to study, read, learn and create, I tell myself, I can always make more money, but I can’t create more time.
On Writing More Clearly & Nobly
Studying Lu Chi’s Wen Fu: The Art of Writing
From Catalogue of Genres
A body of writing may take any of a thousand forms,
and there is no one right way to measure.
One whose language remains muddled cannot do it;
only when held in a clear mind can the language become noble.