You grapple with a problem, and try as hard as you can, you just can’t seem to find a solution. Out of sheer frustration, you let it go.
The next day you’re in the shower, and the answer hits you, like a bolt of lightening. You have your “ah-ha” moment, and you wonder where that answer came from and why you didn’t think of it before.
While our conscious mind is great at logical, analytical and critical thinking, it isn’t so great at creative thinking. That creative answer/solution that seemed to come out of left field, actually came from the deep recesses of your “other than conscious mind.”
When you’re in a warm shower, you’re (usually) relaxed and calm, and your brain shifts into the “alpha” state, where your imagination, visualization and access to memory is heightened.
More importantly, it opens the gates to the subconscious mind, that incredible reservoir of data (“big data” has nothing on it, BTW) and ideas, gates that are otherwise controlled by the conscious mind.
A meditative practice (besides a hot shower) can really help get your conscious mind out of the way. The term “meditation” might sound very new-agey and likely conjures up images of a monk clad in saffron, sitting cross legged, but it really is much simpler than that, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Sit still in a comfortable chair for 15 minutes (or longer, if you prefer), focus on your breath as you relax and observe your thoughts without judgement. When you’re done, write down your thoughts, right away in a journal.
If you’re not doing it already, I highly recommend that you resolve to meditate in 2013. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll find, as you plumb the depths of your subconscious mind. It might sound a little far fetched, but I know from experience, that our answers lie within. All we need to do is ask :)
When I’m done taking this photo of yours Mr. Wayne… then you have my permission to die!
Cappelli e Sciarpe
alking down one of the streets of Rome, Italy, I noticed this cart that sold, among other things, a collection of hats and colorful scarves.
Seeing a photo op, I positioned myself to compose this shot, when the vendor walked and wondered why I thought his cart and wares were photo worthy.
I didn’t have to explain it, because after all a picture is worth a thousand words, right? When I showed him what I saw, with a wide, all knowing grin, he said “Aaaah… Molto buona!“
I love fast, entertaining action movies and Fast Five is no exception. However, the best part of the movie for me, is the soundtrack “Danza Kuduro” during the credits at the end of the movie. I don’t understand one word of the song, but I just love it :)