Monthly Archives: February 2011

Opposite Realizations

You get a lot of reading done riding the metro to/from work.

Idea from Sophies World
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie’s_World

In order to realize the vibrance and beauty of life, it is necessary to understand that it is temporary and death is soon; in order to understand the permanence of death, you must understand that the vibrant feeling of life is soon to end.

Take a deep breath and think about that ish!

The Building Process

A possible unfortunate fact of the human condition is that we will have many negative experiences of varying intensity through our existence which will create memories and thought processes which, when reflected on, evoke the very same emotions endured during the negative experience. These memories and thoughts then will be carried with us for our entire lifetime, after all, intense negative experiences are hard to forget! Though, this could be fortunate; in order to survive it’s important to carry lessons learned from negative experiences, and unforgettable anecdotal emotion could function as a catalyst for opinions and preference based on prior experience. ANYWAY,

What I’m really trying to say is, in order to achieve growth as an individual, you must confront thoughts that you are afraid to think about. After a rough break up at the beginning of the year, I was afraid of being away from the company of others, since my idle mind would begin to process thoughts about the break-up. It wasn’t until I was able to consciously think things through before being able to move forward. This applies to any emotional experience.

Moral: Think about thinking. Process the thoughts you are afraid to process in order to establish sound judgement on prior experience and carry that with you as you move forward. Why carry weight when you can process and discard it? As a ridiculous metaphor, consider your digestive system. Something you ate tasted so terrible that you hate to even think about it, instead of carrying it inside of you, you reap the nutrients from it, and discard the waste – ridiculous, I know; but visuals usually help me remember (even though this visual straight nasty).