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Where We Started

Where We Started
By Clay Lowe • Issue #26 • View online
Ok so January is nearly over. How’s your new year shaping up? Statistically of course, most of us have already abandoned our New Year’s Resolutions. It’s easy to do, which is why I tend to just set intentions and focus areas. I must admit, I had a bit of a wobble last week myself. But a quick glance at my mind-map for 2019 kept me straight. I did have to make a minor adjustment. I had to concede to myself that I could only really work on one major project at a time. Trying to do too many BIG things at once is just a recipe for disaster on a number of levels.
Where does it end and where does it all begin?
Which reminds me of something T.S. Eliot wrote:
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
Seems to happen to me a lot - this arriving where I started. The bright side is with each turning of the wheel, I learn something and become a little bit wiser.
I shared some of my origin story this week.
Afterwards, I found myself knee deep in self-inquiry, re-examining my present trajectory and thinking about how to add adventure back on the menu.
I must weep before I can laugh (or so they tell me anyway). I’m happy to take life a little more lightly like a laughing philosopher who first must feel life’s tragedy before he can embrace life’s comedy.
Ah but I digress.

Today's Learning
We Need a Radical New Way to Understand Screen Use
Women act more like men when they have to ask women for money
In Search of the Canary Tree: What a Disappearing Ancient Forest Can Teach Us About Resilience and Grace in a Changing World
Walgreens Tests New Smart Cooler
Alan Watts ~ Are You Tired Of Playing The Social Game?
Alan Watts ~ Are You Tired Of Playing The Social Game?
The Theme That Shall Not Be Named
Save the Name: On Philosophy and Silence
The Future of the Mind
Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality
From the podcast
#122: It’s not just an adventure; it’s a state of mind – Havana Cafe Sessions Podcast
Alright. I think that’s enough to be getting on with for now. Enjoy the rest of your day/night. It’s just past 10PM as I write this. Time for me to get off of the screens.
Too much.
The big questions is will there be huge amounts of snow tomorrow as predicted?
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