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Surfing at the Zoo

This illustration is what happens when I mix my metaphors.

The alternate title for this post was "Thoughts Become Words", but then the illustration would have made even less sense.

I've been having a lot of conversations about intention lately. I really think it's important to live deliberately - to live on purpose, not by accident, not to just get swept along. To have dreams, and to pursue them.

But there's a balance. You gotta know what you can control and what you can't, and you have to make your peace with what you can't.

Book: Waking Up

On Mental Models

This book by Harris is subtitled "A Guide to Spirituality without Religion". It consists of the following parts:

Overall, a pretty interesting book, if only for the Meditation 101 and the scientific explanations/discussions of consciousness and the ego.

One sentence stood out to me in particular:

"[..] At some point in the development of complex organisms like ourselves, consciousness seems to emerge."

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