I have been spending time with some specific friends who never cease to amazed me with their depth of thought and strength of character. I have been trying to break down what it is exactly about these people that feels so inspiring; what is it that these people do that I simply want to emulate all the time?

In essence, the thing I have discovered is their capacity to think. Now, how does one deepen or build their capacity to think?

Well, you practice. You practice sitting and thinking. Jesus, what a novel concept. Funny thing is when I sit and think for more than 30 min at a time I seem to fall asleep. So building up the stamina of depth. Is this possible?

When I saw the Dalai Lama speak last spring he was talking about the need for emotional or compassion based education. An education that trains your heart the way we train our muscles.

Possible?

I think yes.

It feels like we are in need of an emotional evolution. We have come so far intellectually and physically, I think the emotions and the caring, the humanity of it all is truly the next step. That is my thought anyway.

And so I will get back to my daily blogging. I find I really missed the daily check ins with you, but mainly the daily check ins with myself.

This is such a good process for me to sit and think and write what is in this wild an wacky brain of mine.
Thanks for your patience with my rollar coaster antics and off the wall thoughts. 🙂

IM BACK!

xo

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  • R Kappz

    on November 5, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    If you can practice physical movement by excercise you can certainly practice some sort of mind control. I mean learn to control your mind and use it in certain ways. The most common compliment I recieve is when I draw people say, “Wow you’re a great artist. I can’t draw at all it doesn’t come naturally.” I tell them it’s just like anything else, do it and you will get better. This works with anything and everything. There are people who practice reasoning, people who practice concentration, people who practice being nice and they are better at it than people who don’t. And also, like drawing, the more you do it, the better you get, the more you want to do it.