Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Trick

Someone once said "I think, therefore I am." Maybe so, maybe not. Most of life is memorized rules. These rules don’t require us to think once they are learned. There are rules for driving, for social behavior, and for business. These are all rules for survival / success. Some rules are necessarily automatic for bodily functioning. All of us are born with a set of inborn, automated rules that allow us to survive the initial stages of life. After about 3 or 4 years of life, we start to collect memories. These memories interpret our reality. Our memories can take this interpretation of reality and formulate new rules. The trick , when it’s all said and done, is not to let your memories be your jailer in the here and now.

2 comments:

Vanathi said...

"memories interpret our reality." Very true...

Jane said...

i've been very neglectful but student duties and life has become very fast passed... I just wanted to let you know I haven't had a chance to read several posts but that I've been thinking about you and can't wait for a break to go through and be inspired!