Trying to better understand why I do things I do (or not) and to better understand how I think, see myself, see the world – in an effort to improve my effectiveness in running my own brain rather than having it run me …
The thinking way vs. the feeling way describes – I believe – how many of us function most of the time. It isn’t that we aren’t prepared to feel, but we aren’t prepared to let the feeling-part of us rule, take over, drive the car …
We shouldn’t feel badly about these disconnects – because after centuries of medical science the experts can’t explain how our brain works and most head-doctors send their patients away somewhat less dazed and confused but far from understood or clear.
There is a time and place for understanding ourselves better.
Most people, I’m convinced, don’t take that time and have no clue about which place. But when we do set aside time for thinking deeply about what matters most in our lives – that is when we can map out our future.
Better futures at least – leaving behind some past parts that surely aren’t our best bits.
I think the magic is contained in where we put our efforts.
If change is what we want, we need to think about change, work on change and change will happen. If we choose to be asleep at the switch we could miss a few months, years or decades not activating our most powerful tool.
Best said methinks, by these unattributed words: “The grass is always greener where you water it.”
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 7C/45f, clear, breezy-chill from overnight rain … with a warming trend on its way; Gusta very soggy after lots of wet grass play. I’m feeling pretty good – foot improved thanks the miracle-goo supplied by my doctor (topical anti-inflammatory) – so I enjoyed my morning walk for the first time in a while (yes, AK .. I’ll be ready for that climb!)