Hello lovely readers and welcome back to 3-2-1 Flying Fridays! The only weekly post that enjoys having its head stuck in the clouds…
Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 something special (maybe).
As a bonus I’ve finished with one joke that’s so bad, it’s good!
3 x Thoughts:
1) The problem isn’t negative thinking per se, but an inability to get off the train and determine the clouds from the sky. That’s why it’s essential to know how to get off the train. It’s in the space outside our thoughts that we can view them objectively. Just like a cloud, this is where the smooth air is. It’s from this space that we can see things clearly. We can then choose which thought clouds we wish to engage with and which/when we shouldn’t.
2) You may never change someone’s mind on the spot, but by having the conversation you can, at least, plant the seed. It often takes a long time for a seed to sprout let alone blossom. The lesson? Keep having the conversations that matter – however difficult or futile they may seem.
3) Success isn’t achieving something. Success is enjoying achieving something. Win or lose. Success is about enjoyment. Not money. Not titles. Not prestige. Not being right. Not fame. It’s enjoyment. It’s loving what you’re doing.
2 x Quotes:
“Enlightenment is an accident – but meditation makes us accident-prone.”– Baker Roshi
“When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.”– Dale Carnegie
1 x Thing:
This BBC work-life article on Awe: The ‘little earthquake’ that could free your mind by David Robson. The article explores the myriad of benefits that come from seeking out moments of awe. Well worth the quick read!
“Awe-inspiring experiences – with their sense of grandeur, wonder and amazement – may confound our expectations, creating a “little earthquake” in the mind that causes the brain to reassess its assumptions and to pay more attention to what is actually in front of it.“– Michelle Shiota, a professor of social psychology at Arizona State University
1 x Joke:
After cooking dinner the other night, as we sat down to eat, I turned to my wife and asked,
“What did one dinner plate say to the other dinner plate?”
“Dinner’s on me!”
3-2-1 Flying Fridays – 07/01/22
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4 thoughts on “3-2-1 Flying Fridays”
Thanks for posting another great article, AP2. Loved the quote by Baker Roshi.
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Cheers Art – thank you 🙏
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Oh wow, that’s such a great way of looking at things, of enjoying the journey to achievement rather than the actual achievement itself. It’s hard though, to reprogram ourselves into being more present and focusing on the journey rather than the destination, but I believe that’s how we find contentment in life. The ‘stepping off the train bit’ is so relevant too, and it’s a common analogy I see that’s always related to being mindful. Great post here. Thanks for sharing!