Sitting on the couch, there’s no TV, but spines facing me to stand up
Books stare at me. I stare at books. Often I miss the point.
Socrates said that nothing should be written down; we should pass on history and philosophy by word of mouth lest we forget how to remember.
We wouldn’t know what Socrates had said if Plato had not taken notes.
Have you ever felt like there’s too much noise? Maybe you’ve been busy or can’t seem to get a chance to hear your own voice?
This week I’m again teaching and practicing Reading Deprivation for week 4 of The Artist’s Way+ in Tokyo. It’s a week to sit in the juices of creativity, listen to what is around me, and engage in dialog.
I’d love to have a dialog with you! Please call me or Skype me as I’ll only be checking my email once a day.
Did you know that Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Work Week doesn’t read the news and only checks his email once a week? Leo Babauta in Zen Habits has 20-minute email ninja secrets too.
What would you be able to create if you could listen to the world around you?
In the meantime, leave a comment. I’ll get back to you next week. Even better yet, call me