This is such a wonderful Journey we are all on, let’s travel it together.
Whether you follow me or not, you have probably noticed I not been posting for a while.
I took an unexpected sabbatical almost eight weeks ago, something my doctors refered to as a series of severe seizures. Sabbatical or seizures – the implication is really a matter of semantics; the reality depends on what you do with your time.
From the doctors perspective, these were not the kind of seizures that jumps into people’s minds, complete with dramatic tremors and spasms. These were more internal than that – the kind that shuts off the connection between the cognitive segments of your brain and the motor skills of your body.
I have lived through enough of these to get over the shock pretty quickly. The first few days of my forced sabbatical are nice. All of my needs were taken care of and people respond to my smiles and eye rolls without too much conversation.
I was able to see, hear, and taste, I was able to contemplate big ideas and follow them to their eventual end, free from distractions, I just could not do much about them.
There was plenty of time for meditation and contemplation. The problem was I could not really read or write; my brain simply could not track a sentence let alone an entire paragraph that covered more than a single subject. The thoughts just overloaded my wiring – you will have to wait for my article about multitasking and distractions.
What I have learned is that time becomes irrelevant. Things take as long as they take and there is not much you can do about that, except stay focused on your thought.
Over the years I have learned that if you are able to write down the big ideas and the finer points, as my father taught me to do, you end up with a pretty amazing list of topics to dive into when you can write. You also have a list of well thought out points to support them with.
This is why I call it a sabbatical. With time not being an issue, I am left with little to do except to ponder and let my mind wander as my rehabilitation gets my body caught up with my brain, and my brain with my mind – connecting all that wiring, as it were, to re-teach me to walk, to read, to write, and yes, to smile.
If I am successful, I am left with what I think are, a pretty amazing list of articles to jump into, with such subjects as:
- The Hypocrisy of the Hippocratic Oath
- Returning the Barriers Back into Your Life
- Even Yogis Duke It Out
- There is Always A Choice – The Problem Lies in Taking Action
- Dreaming is okay, but at some point you have to work for it
- Estee Lauder & Colin Powell: 5 Tips That Will Focus You Mind, Body & Soul
- Hipsters and Hippies – The Mistakes They Made The Last Time Around
Also, we will begin again with our weekly emails “Mindful Moments,” s well as the launch of our much awaited program: 5 Weeks to Meditation.
This is a wonderful Journey we are all on, join me, let’s travel it together.