We all have three states of mind: rational, emotional and wise. Most of us tend to have a default state, which one are you in right now?
I imagine emotional triggers like waves crashing over me in a rough ocean. I’m swimming in a beach, somewhere with warm water and white sand. The water is just deep enough for my feet to reach the bottom. I float like a buoy, in rhythm with the water.
If only there was a switch to mute these critical internal voices. If only I could open the squeaky doors behind my skull and examine my brain as if it were a recording studio filled with buttons and dials. Once I’m there, I could see which one of them were dialled to the max and gently bring it down.
In just the same way an alcoholic must take life one moment at a time, those of us who always want to break a habit must do the same. Each time we do that we forge a deeper path in our brain. Until one day it will be our default.
It feels like a broken ferris wheel that accidentally got lodged on turbo speed mode and all the kids have been flung off, screaming for their life.
Do you ever get in those moods when your brain feels like a sponge and you crave inspiration, or a change of perspective, or just simply having your mind blown? Here’s a carefully selected list of 11 of my favorite articles, videos and podcasts that have done exactly that for me.