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What is your 1 hour workout routine?
Specifically, what helped with unplugging? Less negativity and irritability?
Nice, felt the same about unplugging when I did a digital detox cabin last year for a few days.
I knew it would help, but *knowing* after the experience was something else.
Another area where this applies is meditation. Sure, you can know the benefits but until you experience them there is no way to truly explain it.
Hey Nate, what subreddits do you prefer?
There's a lot to you, Nat! I am a Christian and so this seems to have a lot of spiritual application to me. You must have faith in God when He tells you to go a certain way, because of course we think our own way is going to be best. But we do not actually get the benefit or see the wisdom of the way of God until we walk in it. Trust, obey, then blessing. I know your point is not spiritual at all but that is how it spoke to me.
Another time you noted that you wanted to write a book that made a difference. I asked the topic and you said crypto. I don't think that's it. I mean, you could do that, but you have much more than that. Potential is sometimes annoying, isn't it? I don't have a clue what your magnum opus would be, but I think it is beyond crypto. Perhaps you were being sarcastic and I missed it. In any case, I always enjoy your work. Thanks!
Very interesting. Makes me think I need to experience a lot more things.
That is related to a problem of transformative experiences described in L.A..Paul's eponymous book. Her view is that it is impossible to make rational decision regarding such exeprinces.
Loved this Nat. This is a simple but profound insight. I didn't think about this part (consciously) until I read it the way you presented it. >>> "The more beneficial the change would be, the less obvious or desirable it will seem to you." <<<
It reminded me of something I'd read in a book called Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer. Besides two important themes (which were new to me at the time) about making choices and living fully in each present moment, Wayne talked about deliberately doing something different each day e.g. walking home using a different path.
This is tangential to what you're saying but I thought it's worth mentioning because choosing to do routine things slightly differently opens the mind up to embracing change generally.
Thank you for writing this.