Day 10: Thought(s) for the Day
Monday, January 10, 2011
I strive (maybe most people do) toward self-improvement. While I suppose it's been true for the better part of my life, the last few years feel as though I've had a heightened awareness of it. I've put more effort into this 'quest,' tried to learn more, read more.
Today I came across the following article:
I won't copy the whole piece here, just outline the basics.
1) Be grateful.
2) Consider your surroundings.
3) Keep it simple.
4) Put things in perspective.
5) Step outside your own drama.
I'm still mulling over what I've read. Are these 'five steps' sufficient? Is there anything I would add? Or would I draw up a slightly different list?
It does seem to me that many of these tie into the sense of mindfulness that I've been reading about. I haven't done any diligent research or anything, but I feel as though I'm getting closer to clearing my mind of its clutter, much the way you might clean up your house and get it organized.
As I say, I'm still pondering this article and its bit of wisdom. It's a good place to spend some thoughts.