Jumping through Mental Hoops – Swoosh!

When was the last time you exercised benefit of the doubt?

Hi Laurie

Guilty as charged – on all counts.

I’m working at avoiding truth stretches, and I sometimes still find myself doing them.

I like the Zen concept, that the mind is like a wild stallion, and we must give it freedom and kindness if we want it to settle to our will without being broken. And sometimes it will run off if there is nothing pressing to hold it to us.

I have my morning work-outs at ANG and kurzweilAI, with visits here, capital institute, and many other sites from time to time.

The view from the kitchen window is glorious this morning. The ocean is very calm, the 9,000ft mountains 10 miles away are about half covered in fresh white snow, and the light has a clarity that comes after a southerly front has gone through, and we now have Antarctic air with its amazing clarity (can see over 100 miles). The dawn chorus this morning was glorious also, and I’m now settled in my chair with laptop and bowl of rolled oats with raisins and gogi berries. All lovely exercise for the mind, if not the body.
Ailsa is busy knitting a sock, just about to the heel of this one.

Benefit of the doubt is with me at all times.
I have little, if any, certainty in my life.

A train is just passing through town (about 2 miles from us at closest approach) and winding its way up the coast. Just present to how fortunate we are to be so far from the noise and hubbub, and in such peace, tranquillity and beauty, yet enjoy all the benefits of technology.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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