Thursday, 14 January 2016

Unjoined Up Thinking

Yes and mighty good I am at it too as my brain skips freely from one thing to another butterfly like. Am I in the moment...rarely unless I am utterly absorbed in something. This article has caught my eye today http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/to-be-happier-start-thinking-more-about-your-death.html?_r=2  Specifically this jumped out at me:

"We think about the past and future more than present; we are mentally in one place and physically in another"

If you replaced the word "we" with the word "you" in that quote it would describe me down to a T. It has put me in mind of this image which came up on my FB feed and has struck a real chord with me. Its direct message makes perfect sense to me and has made it easy for me today to bring my awareness back to the present everytime I have caught my monkey mind playing havoc.


Fear not though the monkey mind will always put in an appearance- she does so love a bit of nonsense or a distraction so changing the subject seamlessly and with no apparent link [it really is that random] I was most pleased to find out today who did this song that I always really enjoy but didn't know who it was by. Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls




Arilx

5 comments:

  1. 'Sfunnily enough (not in a funny sort of way) this topic seems to be going around at the moment - thinking/not thinking about death/dying and how society shuns the thought.
    Iris by the Goos - one of our very all time favourites - brings back a lot of memories for my husband and I x

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  2. Both the band and the song were new to me; thanks. I've noticed the same as Spellweaver, I shall try to keep off the subject.

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  3. Yes quite enough said on the matter for now I agree
    Arilx

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  4. Any Goo Goo doll song speaks to me. Yep- hop hippity mind here as well. I am thouvh paying more attention to the rythm of the season and forcing/finding some appreciation for January.

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  5. I've bought a bright bunch of flowers today to ensure January continues to be colourful.
    Arilx

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