reply to post by NiNjABackflip
I am enjoying this thread, thanks,
Do you have a meditation Practice that you regularly use?
Sounds like your 45 min drive is Meditation time,, again I would have to preach not to let this get out of hand and Pay Attention to the Road...lol
But I do understand and also do the same to an extent, radios, music and all the blah blah to capture our minds is really a problem in modern
But let's say you start a practice that allows your Mind to "THINK" like you are speaking of, I agree it can be very useful to get to know Oneself.
Which would make me say,, Keep a Dream diary, and Thought diary, and that will bring up more possibilities.
I like to practice a variant Meditation style that allows those thoughts to arise, and just Observe.
A thought comes, and I like to think of it like a river full of jumping / flying fish who spring out of the water and glide through the air
momentarily before returning to the Great River of Thought.
I don't try to Catch them, I just observe them and their flight for however long it naturally lasts without my input.
Then Another Fish Jumps to take its place and I observe it, never holding onto any One thought, just letting them Arise, Fly for a moment and Return
to the River.
It really is a great practice and you can get REALLY DEEP into How the Thoughts Arise, Fly and sink back into the River,, all without Attachment to
any one thought..
As you might can tell,,, very Taoist/Buddhist too in this practice,, which is how I relate to what you Reminded me
of Nietzsche's Amor Fati . I too LOVE FATE, and feel this showed a very Taoist Non Attachment, Non Judgemental way to experience Life. It is very
useful, I had one of my many Self realizations the day my best friend died.
I was on a bus to Seattle Washington, taking in the Beauty of the Mountains, and a synchronicity of events.
My friends Last coherent words to me were, " LIFE SMELLS GOOD".
I have taken it as a personal motto, much like Amor Fati,, meaning for me,, no matter the Good the Bad the Ugly.
LIFE SMELLS GOOD. BREATHE IT ALL IN WITHOUT JUDGEMENT.
Find multiple ways to enjoy it Fully!!