Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part that isn’t thinking isn’t thinking of. – TMBG, “Where Your Eyes Don’t Go”

I’m a forty-something father, writer, and teacher who’s finally come to the conclusion that if I want to sort out my thoughts, I’ve gotta get ’em put down.

Plus, there’s something to be said for feedback, for not operating in a vacuum.

We have to be extremely wise and mindful to thank the person who explicates our faults so we will be able to tread the upward path toward improving ourselves. We all have blind spots. The other person is our mirror for us to see our faults with wisdom. We should consider the person who shows our shortcomings as one who excavates a hidden treasure in us that we were unaware of. It is by knowing the existence of our deficiencies that we can improve ourselves. Improving ourselves is the unswerving path to the perfection which is our goal in life. Only by overcoming weaknesses can we cultivate noble qualities hidden deep down in our subconscious mind. Before we try to surmount our defects, we should what they are. – Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English

I guess, in a way, I’m trying to achieve mindfulness through documentation.

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  1. 1 Tamara
    2009 November 4 at 2:41 am

    I also own Mindfulness in Plain English. I am suddenly feeling the need to write things down as well but not sure why the sudden need. It may be for the same reasons you have but I can not help but wonder if it is not just a the need for a wider “reality check.” Having shared thoughts and ideas with others has helped me see the world in much wider terms than the fundamentally narrow (or rather the narrow fundamentalists) views I once held. You have been a great source of helping cause those all important paradigm shifts that I am very grateful to have experienced. So dear friend, thank you for sharing your thoughts so openly and perhaps helping me see the need to do the same.


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