so, is it friday yet?
there is no good reason for me to post this. it’s totally absurd, totally stupid and totally funny…oh, i stand corrected there are good reasons.
The tension between impulsive action and contemplative thinking is a very real one, particularly in this real time, over connected world. But…don’t let that get in the way of giving yourself time for deeper, unconscious thought.
Now I want to explain about getting into tortoise mind. The enemies of tortoise mind are anxiety and interruptions. The moment you get anxious or interrupted you go back into hare brain. What you have to do is give yourself a place where you’re not going to be interrupted for about an hour, because it takes time for your thoughts to settle. You have to create boundaries of space and then you have to create boundaries of time. You need to give yourself the time to let these ideas come up because it deals in the confusion and images and very subtle things.
working from home with a four year old around me all day and two older kids entering the picture later in the day makes this very real for me. i have the hardest time getting into tortoise mind. must…learn…to…meditate.