What drives us to action or distraction – or drives us back on course when we’ve lost focus, and how do we know that our current focus is the best choice, optimum use of our energy?
Some days I’m absolutely clear – the divisions and triage of everything happening is ‘right-on’ if I may borrow a trite phrase. And some days, feeling no less smart and attentive, I feel hopelessly rudderless. It doesn’t last long, but it shows up. This perplexes me, like watching identical twins of myself in my head – divided on left/right up/down in so many things. Someone said recently that I should ‘get a woman’ in my life. Someone else said, ‘quit looking for one’ – as if fulfilling that need, or not, might solve the larger malaise moments.
Can we program this?
Simply a matter of writing down with clarity, reciting with clarity, repeating and affirming our clarity – is that all we need to be clear?
I’m finding lately that isn’t enough, or maybe that is just the platform I can stand on to see things more clearly. And then I get out for a bike ride … let the air flow through the vents in my headgear and push myself a little, then a little more. I find that while I’m focusing on the next hill or gear shift or wandering pedestrian (it’s those headphones – they can’t hear my bell) which nearly causes catastrophe – but my non-conscious seems to be working the whole time. I come back, sit down to work and suddenly everything is clear again. Still. For a while. When it gets fuzzy again – time for a ride.
I suspect that what many of us read about and think about has changed a lot due to the innumerable sources of information now available to us on social media. As for what we care about, I suspect that we still care about family, friends, career, a few key social problems, our favourite sports teams and that it hasn't changed that much, AN, Calgary, AB