I really like your point of view.
I think I'm going to see a psychologist, because of David Allen's reference to an empty head.
Write EVERYTHING down?
Your right - it's pretty ludicrous.
That's why my inboxes are so big/full of stuff (that should really be in my brain).
David does justify it by saying that you should only think as much as you need to think - but what does that mean, to the none meditating, reactionary stressed-up, out of their head Western worker?
Thankfully, my psychologist has recommended mindfullness therapy.
Yesterday, I listened to one guy who did a talk at Google.
THEN, it dawned on me what was REALLY important.
I meditated, I listened to my breathing, all kinds of things inside me, and I began noticing, the basic things that were causing me stress.
I worked through them, I continued to try to bring back my focus on my breathing, I listened to the guy doing that meditation class, and 'dropped in' to my natural self.
Finally, the problems and injustices of the world, I could live with, finally, I thought, if I did this on a regular basis, I can know what is REALLY important for me to capture/what's really eroding my sanity/health, and know really, what needs to be done.
There's a lot of injustice in the world, for example, at the moment, in my view.
The depressive reality, is that I cannot change it.
Not, at least, until I get into a better financial situation etc.
Anyway, thanks for your post, I'm about 2 days into my mindfulness 'stuff', which I really didn't 'get' before.
Clear head - not empty.
Originally Posted by Busydave