#007 | A Theory of 7 Breaths

So it would appear that there are 7 breaths we all need to take. Regardless of who, where or what we are:

Certainty
Variety
Significance
Connection
Continuous Growth
Beyond-self contribution

And yet while we hyperventilate, sometimes manically, after the first 4, it’s the last 2 that feed us with the necessary oxygen we need for deep fulfilment, and authentic success.

It’s perhaps undeniable, and something I plan to explore this year, that by dedicating the lions share of one’s time to their continued growth, whilst contributing to something – anything – that is beyond their immediate sphere of normality; more Connection, Significance, Variety and Certainty will naturally flourish.

#0005 | Anything

This isn’t about what to do, it’s about what not to do.

So write anything.

This is personal. Not public.

So write anything. The arc will form.

365 posts. A post a day (ok, sometimes 2, or possibly 3) but 365 before year end.

So write anything. It’s not about the doing, it’s about the not doing. And not ‘not’ doing it.

Discipline

More writing

Better writing

More value

Greater satisfaction

Happier

Better

Calmer

So write anything. Force the flow. Break the habit.

The arc will form.

#003 | A Dispatch On The Story

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” Khail Gibran

Story Arc

Another year down and our stories roll on. I’m guilty  – perhaps more than most – of chasing down the denoument of the last few years.  Often at the expense of Living.

Perhaps an appropriate attitude adjustment for the big ’18, would be a greater appreciation of the adventures and opportunities that can be mined from the tension and obstacles.

Our stories roll on. Tension is inevitable. Our gift is the freedom to choose.