There's a great website / program / app, whatever... that allows you to enter your interests and then it randomly pulls up websites to match. I've been playing with it for years now and it frequently provides some very interesting linkage. I love "going with the flow" and this is surfing with the flow at it's best. www.stumbleupon.com
I found what I'm beginning to recognize as a fellow traveler with similar perspectives... David at Raptitude.com. I just "happened" to be drawn to an article that he wrote on self discipline. LOVE IT... I adore the twisted perspective it provides. Twisted and accurate, based on my own personal experience. The Elegant Secret to Self Discipline... allow me to attempt a cliff note version... I like the Scifi references to time travel and multiple planes of existence.
David uses a banana in his example... I might reference a perfect red velvet cup cake. It can change planes in space: a desk a dining room table a shelf. It can change places in distance also as it moves from close at hand to somewhere in another room. It can also travel through time... it can wait an hour or a day or a year. It will still exist, maybe not as fresh and desirable! Here the idea of "Right Now David" and "Future David" is introduced as separate thinking feeling existing beings. Right Now David can rob Future David of the banana or red velvet cup cake. The core idea is that Right Now David frequently wins the "battle" in the moment...
"As I mature, I notice Right Now David getting better at sharing with his Future-based colleague, and I hope one day he is able to treat all other Davids as he treats himself. " ...
"The reality, I am somehow still gradually learning, is that Future David will actually be Right Now David at some real point in time, and not in an abstract way. At any given present moment, whether I realize it or not, I am the Future David that Past Davids have sold out in all sorts of ways. "
I find this interesting because I already relate to the different voices in my head as various members of an internal council or committee (per my Native American training). This article invites me to treat my short term impulsive voice and my long term discipline voice as just additional council members. It takes the weight off somehow. It also reduces the blame and guilt I automatically associate with following the impulse instead of the discipline.
The goal, again, as always is one of balancing the different needs and wants of the voices within. No one is better or worse... good or bad... they collectively represent myself in all my glory and grisliness...
What shall I forgive this day to amuse and delight?
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
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