It is the secret of just about everything: the poise to think at that crunch moment. To limit the cognitive and heart space to a flux core of resolute focus—it is virtue-in-the-moment personified. This is how to win the precious minute, especially when mind and ticker are contorting to vexing stimuli; chaos abounding.
Fused strength to think—it is power to mould an outcome perfect to the situation.
“Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.”
Peace of mind is a fluid mind. The power to think is peace—no dissonance whatsoever. It is hence a great inspiration to experience this personally; to witness it otherwise is simply wonderful as congruence is extruded between two (and subliminally between a thousand more!).
Why be hemmed in by choosing the “right” to have a view? It can be a rank immaturity to take that way; a hellishly charming fatal flaw. The mind stumbles over wisdom, clamouring in the dark—sense unapparent.
What’s involved?—wisdom and the discipline of mind training, and then: application.
“Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good.”
Memory in this context is about forgiveness. Those like elephants are held back in their thinking because it is simply the past—proximal or distal—that confounds the person. They can’t for the life of them ‘build the bridge.’ The mindset becomes an infernal infestation as the world is grounded in a place not its own choosing. Sheer madness.
A person is not idle because they are absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour (Victor Hugo). Humankind is renowned for not rating or respecting thought. For the thinker, then, he or she knows and accepts this folly and they don’t struggle against it; they work with it, playing as well “away” as they do at home.
Effective thinking works with ‘what is.’ It is not constrained by the tardy and notional distraction. A channel is found and it is exploited to the fullest!
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.