- Aug 2023
Ten minutes before sleep, do the following: PRAY
It's a combination of visualization, commitment, and meditation
Request the subconscious through this act of prayer.
Also visualize the outcome and process of that which you aspire to do the following day, and even that which you want to achieve the following month(s). Thus, visualize the following: Big Picture, Milestones, and yourself the next day.
I do want to point out one more really significant implication here which is how it affects our experience of time
- for: the lack project, sense of lack, the reality project, sense of self, sense of self and lack, poverty mentality, sense of time, living in the future, living in the present, human DOing, human BEing
- key insight
- we construct different types of experiences of time, depending on the degree of sense of lack we experience
- it means the difference between
- living in the present
- living in the future
- it's the nature of lack projects insofar as we become preoccupied with them
- that they tend to be future oriented naturally
- I mean the whole idea of a lack project or a reality project is right here right now is not good enough
- because I feel this sense of inadequacy this sense of lack
- but in the future when I have what I think I need
- when I'm rich enough or
- when I'm famous enough or
- my body is perfect enough or whatever
- when I have all this then everything will be okay
- and what of course that does is that future orientation traps Us in linear time in a way that tends to devalue the way we experience the world and ourselves in the world right here and now
- it treats the now as a means to some better ends
- Now isn't good enough
- but when I have what I think I need everything is going to be just great
- So many of the spiritual Traditions taught
- especially the mystics and the Zen Masters
- they end up talking about what is sometimes called
- the Eternal now
- or the Eternal present - a different way of experiencing the now
- As long as the present is a means to some better end
- this future when I'm gonna be okay
- then the present is experienced as
- a series of Nows that fall away
- as we reach for that future
- but if we're not actually needing to get somewhere that's better in the future
- it's possible to experience the here and now
- as lacking nothing and myself in the here and now
- as lacking nothing
- it's possible to experience the present as something that doesn't arise and doesn't fall away
- Jun 2023
It often eliminates the only practical solution to unforseen problems or use cases.
- inadvertently causing problems for future self
- inadvertently preventing possibility of solving unforseen problems or use cases
- inadvertently causing problems for future users
- Feb 2023
I find it very tiring haha. As I said in another comment, processing a single chapter can take me a full day or two. However, I keep reminding myself that I would rather spend a day processing a chapter well, and have literature notes to serve me a lifetime (potentially, at least), rather than reading a chapter in two hours and not remember a single thing the next day. When I REALLY need a reminder of this, I just look at my "Backlog" folder which contains old "notes" that are now pretty much useless: I didn't use a reference manager consistently during my first two years of PhD so there are a lot of citations which are unreliable; I didn't really summarise texts, I only read them and highlighted; I didn't use the cloud for a long time, so I lost a lot of notes; and I didn't have Obsidian, so a lot of my notes are just contained within the context of the place I read them, rather than being connected. Seeing three years worth of useless materials, and knowing that I read a couple hundred of articles/chapters but I have nothing to show for it, that makes me more patient when writing my literature notes now. However I also find it very exciting that I can future-proof some of my notes. I feel like I'm working for my future self.
A partial answer to note taking why.
- note taking
- zettelkasten for academia
- note reuse
- before and after
- idea links
- note taking faq
- card index as memory
- note taking why
- future self
- Jan 2023
what are the things you've done or you're doing now that your 10 year old 00:10:51 self will be so happy for but if he was in front of you right now he'd just be hugging you and high fiving you nonstop the things you're doing that he will appreciate in ten years and then what are a few things that he's 00:11:04 gonna say man i really wish you wouldn't do that right now
!- Gedanken : future self question to present self
- Nov 2022
One of the big lies notetakers tell themselves is, “I will remember why I liked this quote/story/fact/etc.”
Take notes for your most imperfect, forgetful future self. You're assuredly not only not going to remember either the thing you are taking notes for in the first place, but you're highly unlikely to remember why you thought it was interesting or intriguing or that clever thing you initially thought of at the same time.
Capture all of this quickly in the moment, particularly the interesting links to other things in your repository of notes. These ideas will be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, for one to remember.
- Jul 2022
ven if that reader is just future-you –and this is one of the benefits of making notes your futureself can read!
- Jun 2022
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By takingthat small extra step of putting a note into a folder (or tagging it*) fora specific project, such as a psychology paper you’re writing or apresentation you’re preparing, you’ll encounter that idea right at themoment it’s most relevant. Not a moment before, and not a momentafter.
But what about the unimagined future projects that may be our most important. Zettelkasten methods cover for this better perhaps?
- May 2022
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- Apr 2022
using rome as a almost a tool to convey information to your future self
One's note taking is not only a conversation with the text or even the original author, it is also a conversation you're having with your future self. This feature is accelerated when one cross links ideas within their note box with each other and revisits them at regular intervals.
Example of someone who uses Roam Research and talks about the prevalence of using it as a "conversation with your future self."
This is very similar to the same patterns that can be seen in the commonplace book tradition, and even in the blogosphere (Cory Doctorow comes to mind), or IndieWeb which often recommends writing on your own website to document how you did things for your future self.
- Mar 2021
Write modules for publication, even if you only use them privately. You will appreciate documentation in the future.
- write/document it as if it will be published even if only will use privately/internally (for the benefit of future self) (maintain rigor without shortcuts)
- for the benefit of future self