Quoterday – The Productive Nature of Doing Nothing

Chance, as Louis Pasteur put it, favors a prepared mind. Daydreaming incubates creative discovery. -Daniel Goleman, Focus This is something I need to work on.  I’m terrible at giving my mind permission to wander. It comes from a good place.  Many happiness studies suggest that people are most unhappy when they are unengaged in their current … Continue reading Quoterday – The Productive Nature of Doing Nothing

Meditational Bliss – Practicing Patience and Fixing Focus

In many mediation sessions, a common thought crosses my mind. “Is this almost over?  How much longer? Come on, man.  I have shit to do.” This thought invites several counter-thoughts. “Damn it, man.  Stop thinking. Return to the breath.” “Isn’t this the point?  We should be able to delay gratification and stick with our activities … Continue reading Meditational Bliss – Practicing Patience and Fixing Focus

Meditational Bliss – The Hard-Earned Rewards of Doing Nothing

I feel much mellower since moving to Korea.  At one time I was a very high-strung, anxious, overly sensitive, cringy, self-centered teenager and young adult.  During those trying times, my father bequeathed sound advice. “You might really benefit from some meditation.” Sadly, the din of anxiety and toxic mindsets deafened me to most wise people’s … Continue reading Meditational Bliss – The Hard-Earned Rewards of Doing Nothing