Varoom, Varoom

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A day that I will remember forever – as It was a beautiful summer day as I drove up the coast with a new friend.

A day that I will remember forever – as its impression is engrained in my mind.  Everything was new and fresh, a new beginning.

A day that I will remember forever – I never experienced passion as I did that day.

A day that I will remember forever

Took an untrodden path once, where the swift don’t win the race
It goes to the worthy, who can divide the word of truth
Took a stranger to teach me, to look into justice’s beautiful face
And to see an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth – Bob Dylan

Change

changeYou see I know change
I see change
I embody change
All we do is change
Yea, I know change
We’re born to change
We sometimes regard it as a metaphor
That reflects the way things ought to be
In fact, change takes time
It exceeds all expectations
It requires both now and then
See, although the players change,
The song remains the same
And the truth is,
You gotta have the balls to change

Weekly Quote

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Oh, the heart has no bones you say so it won’t break.

But the purpose of loving is the pounding it takes.

Multitasking – Good or Bad?

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Is Multitasking a good thing or a bad thing?

In my journey to obtain a clearer mind I came across the idea of multitasking.  It struck me on how many of us seem to think that its a good thing to get as many things done as possible at the same time. I’m sure all of our bosses would like us to be more productive by doing more than a human can handle at one time.  But are we really more productive or just looking busy?

Definition of Multitasking, in an operating system, is allowing a user to perform more than one computer task (such as the operation of an application program) at a time. The operating system is able to keep track of where you are in these tasks and go from one to the other without losing information.

Can we really Multitask effectively? Should we really even try?

My short answer is a resounding NO.  How can we focus on more than one thing at a time and expect to do any of those things with clarity and intelligence.  Our lives are filled with doing and not enough of just being.

The American culture doesn’t understand simply being.  What a shame.  In our culture when a person reaches old age and cannot “Do” anymore we seem to set them aside in old age homes to wither away and die.  Aren’t those the people that have lived the longest and should have the most experience and wisdom?  I never understood that concept.  In other cultures they are revered but not ours.  Sent away and visited every Tuesday.  It’s no wonder that most of them don’t remember us when we arrive on Tuesday, or are they just paying us back for our misguided placement of the wisest of us all.

Just something to think about.

Walden Pond

walden pond“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.”

Henry David Thoreau