nothing much to add…

brief periods of meditation/silence interspersed with bouts of free-writing/doodling are what you need… not endless prattling on from blogs like this

try it… 15 mins silence / 5 mins continuous writing line after line without worrying over spelling, punctuation, grammar / 15 mins doodling… then repeat, doubling the length of time for each

let me know how it goes… comment/leave reply

cult status/silence

there are so few opportunities to be silent/experience silence that it surely must have achieved cult status by now…

join the cult…

be silent…

thinking

just sitting and thinking… you’re doing nothing, they say… there must be things you can do instead, they say…

why must there?

why must my time be full?

what harm in thought?

what need to constantly do?

time to think, reflect, create, that’s what is precious…

how then is this achieved?

a travel weary company ny #3 of 5

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a doodle whilst waiting in the departure lounge – waiting because the plane not working. oh dear!

some don’t even get to do this ny #2 of 5

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consider those who sleep rough. those who don’t have a home. those who get to experience the full length of a day without distractions of the web-based variety.

then consider the history of central park (this scene). consider the thousands removed from the site in order to create a park. consider… where did they all go? what choice were they given? do many people even realise this?

and this poor soul gets a few minutes piece because it happens to be pouring with rain and deserted at the time because of it. on a sunny day s/he might have been asked to ‘move along.’

silence… but only by chance…

not all silences are equal

punching away on keys, waiting for friend requests, followers, comments, likes, tags, etc., millions of us are accessing a form of silence – but take a look at the qualities of such silence. heads bowed, eyes fixed on pixels, removed from the life that surrounds us (or at least not acknowledging it all that much), mediated far more than is good for us.

reach for that book (e if need be), pick up that pen (stylus is ok too), or just take a moment and sit (standing is fine, you may also lay down, whatever).

how often is your life filled with nothing? how often…