I read My Stroke of Insight (now a ted talk ) and it left a deep impression on me.
The more we exercise certain neurological pathways, the stronger, bolder they become. They become who we are, our habits, our personalities.
This is how a lot of anger issues and anxiety self-aggrandize. I allow that which perturbs to feed itself, twirling in the eddies of my own mind.
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Evolution is one of those things I can imagine when I see the progression as a diagram, but I’ve often pondered its pace and cause.
I imagine it is similar to my own mental growth: a new thought pattern is prioritized, I pursue it actively in my mind, and eventually it becomes me. At least, that is how I would like to be.
When I return home from a particularly bright day, everything is near-black. I stare through the murky grays and slowly things I recognize come into focus. It happens slowly, as the fog of darkness lifts.
I am constantly experiencing a similar adjustment with my habits and self evolution. I adjust to new living situations, friends, projects, dreams, cricks, and so on, each becoming part of me and therefore invisible. Each day is colored by those previous, each thought colored by our experiences. Continue reading Slow down and evolve