May 10th, 2011

deer faces

Tolle Tuesday...

Discover inner space by creating gaps in the stream of thinking. Without those gaps, your thinking becomes repetitive, uninspired, devoid of any creative spark, which is how it still is for most people on the planet.

This can be pretty challenging for me. When I have trouble sleeping, it's because I can't find those gaps -- it's like my mind is running on hyper-speed and won't pause. I try to find those pauses in various ways. During the day, simply breaking up my routine can do it. Certainly reading a book will do it -- I don't think while I read, I just take in. That's probably why I often come up with writing ideas when I'm reading ;) TV doesn't work, however -- it's not engaging enough, perhaps.

When I'm trying to sleep, however, a movie is perfect -- especially if it's one I've seen numerous times before. I listen (which stops the thoughts), but I'm not so involved that I have to know what happens next.

It's an interesting exercise -- how do you create those gaps?
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