391. Eight Pertinent Observations about Inner Power

Welcome back to Jan 6, when this is actually written.

And I have been swamped, or feeling like that recently, so therefore we travel back and take the time to do a series of list posts again – although I officially hate these animals. But I figure they might do some good in giving me a chance to review and reflect deeper on where I have been and where I am going before that big sum-up in post no. 400.

Second up are some pertinent considerations in the category Inner Power …

  1.  I want to renew my vow to myself about making it my key priority to have a better life experience, regardless of circumstances – some of which I can control, others not so much. That makes it imperative that I prioritize this type of mindfulness that comes from, well, slower thinking. I also find that it is easier for me, as I have recounted before, to experience my thoughts especially as something I can only (and somewhat inadequately) describe as:  “a scene with Patrick Steward in a Shakespeare-play reciting something profound.” (from 137. Kingdom of the Soul)
  2.  Whenever for some reason I experience such … mess in my head, my experience tells me that I should find an anchor-point. Something to focus on. Something that is positive, even if it doesn’t feel like the answer to any of those problems, imagined or otherwise. I think writing is a good start …
  3.  Space matters. It clears your mind, too. Don’t believe it? Try living in a dump and get things done. I dare you.
  4.  A very difficult and delicate balance, which I have often written about, and I will do so again. But it is important to keep in mind. Especially in situations such as this, where you are fearing for a loved one and pondering scenarios and outcomes and consequences whilst trying to live your daily: Always try to keep a good balance between thinking and letting go and doing – something else. It is excruciatingly difficult but it is the only way – the only focus. Otherwise you tend to veer off towards extremes, like depression or suppression – which is kind of the same thing really. So again I take a deep breath and go for balance.
  5.  Apparently, once you make the decision to have faith and to set a certain course, it doesn’t feel all that difficult. It is the wavering that is difficult. The place where you are but you have not decided to stay. Or to go.
  6.  The point is, I am convinced by now more than ever, to continually ask ourselves – what is it about our experience of life that we can continually make better and brighter, no matter circumstances and conditions which appear unchangeable? No matter, that life will end? What is it? We will have to find out – all over again.
  7.  … maybe Char and I are robots now. And maybe a day like this is a confused mess, with deep clouds on the horizon still, and objective recognition that you are just not getting anywhere with your business, dreams, goals. But you have the spark. You have a smiling baby. You have a mom in good spirits. You have the will to accept the crappy work-hours and not whine, except maybe a little when you sit in the bus. You have these small victories and if you pile them up and focus on them, they look like something.

  8. Sometimes a change of air can do a world of good. Even if the rest of the world is not so good.

These are essentially the most recent conclusions about Inner Power. I will take them to heart as I strive to focus especially on changing my world – starting just there.

Read more:

Yup, the advice in this post is a composite of post excerpts about Inner Power … from late 2017 on The Blog.

Here you can also find direct links to the posts themselves and read them as part of a narrative about the ups and downs of trying to find meaning in, like, life and everything.