February 24, 2021-Cognitive Flexibility to find new balance

Hello February,

when something takes us out of balance, literally or metaphorically, how do we establish a new balance? Has it ever happened to you, when one year you have 28 days and another 29?

Cognitive flexibility is something I read about, and it seems very appropriate to develop a new sense of balance and resilience.

After having some vertigo, I was told it is important to walk out and to use my brain to a new sense of balance. It’s probably the same when something is disturbing our mental or emotional balance.

A new one needs to be established and a flexibility in the way we see things is important.

I was talking to a friend who is looking for the love of her life during the pandemic. She mentions that she is decided to meet someone, but she excludes any form of online communication. In my eyes, this is a bit restrictive.

But I realise, that I am equally set in my ways, when someone else points out a way of action I don’t approve.

I might be more open in one respect, and closed and fixed in another.

But if we change everything, will we have principles after all? A strong sense of self?

Probably if we dissociate strong from fixed.

Strong is flexible. Strong is not afraid to mutate and to change.

I seem to believe that not many people will understand me and accept my lifestyle and goals.

Is this actually true?

Have I formulated and communicated what I want and believe to other people or spent more time hiding it to fit in?

That is something to consider 🙂

November 25, 2017- Happiness by design and purpose

Hello November,

so happiness again has a lot to do with what you do more than what you think. So you’d better do things that give a sense of pleasure and purpose.

Experiences pleasurable and purposeful, combined in the way that is best for everyone.

How do we know about the right dose?

It’s like cooking probably, it has to de with a combination of the ingredients to give a good taste 😉

How can I combine my ingredients?

In a way that I find a point of balance?

https://toopercent.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/the-three-ps-pleasure-passion-and-purpose/

October 8, 2017- Breathing in dreams, Breathing out fears

Hello October,

a Sunday morning in London, and I am already out after a walk and some breathing exercises. How do acrobats find balance? They are focused and breathe correctly, I guess.

We are also acrobats in life. We need balance and movement, focus and concentration. Fear is only useful to make us act. But if we are already moving, it could get on the way. A small amount of anything is good if it isn’t too much of it.

Have you seen these people wearing virtual reality devices who think they are walking close to the edge of a high building whereas they are sitting on a couch all the way?

We don’t need that.

We need a sense of urgency in a constructive way.

There is a bridge and we will walk this bridge to the next step, towards the realisation of ourselves and our deepest desires.

So let’s breath in, breath out and find our balance in mouvement!