In Amazing Powers of Concentration, Brad Feld says something that resonated with me.
I've never really understood the phrase "I'm thinking." It's too abstract for me. I like to think I think all the time. So "I'm thinking" doesn't feel like it applies to anything. For example, when "I'm running", it's pretty clear what I'm doing. "I'm thinking" - not so much so.
That's so true. Thinking is an ongoing and difficult to see activity.
In fact, I know of some people who are so busy thinking at times that they find it difficult to sleep at night. I used to have that problem a lot. However, it's rare these days. I'm not sure why. Maybe I'm just more fond of sleep than I used to be.
I suppose that if you're into meditation, there is a time during the day when you force yourself not to think. But that's pretty rare, I suspect.
Oh, I almost forgot about television...
Posted by jzawodn at August 04, 2008 07:02 AM