Friday, September 17, 2021 (Day 259)
Relaxing Music for the week: Life in the Slow Lane: Liquid Mind (9:51) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFNcHdmuHac
Question: Where have you been that feels like home away from home?
Answer: When my parents were alive, they lived in two different places in southern Florida. When visiting them, either just Rebecca and I and/or with the girls, I felt most at home because I could come close to sticking to my routine of getting up early for a workout, doing a little work on the computer and/or doing a little reading, spending time with the family, having down time to read or relax, then spending more time with family. As I look back, it’s always interesting because I’m not a vacation person – I’m good for about 2-3 days, then I’m ready to go back home. However, on these trips, I was better, for the most part, because it felt more like home away from home than other vacations. Unfortunately, both my parents passed away in 2015 and my daughters have both grown up, so we don’t take those trips any more. Maybe one of the things that need to happen are family trips again, even if it’s just once a year. Interesting thought…
I was trying to decide what to post this morning, since I read at least 10 short articles this morning. I read two that really peak my interests so much that I read them again before writing this. Instead of choosing one or the other, I decided to post both. If you have a few minutes, take a look at both and share any thoughts you might have. Here they are:
- Is Self-Awareness a Mirage? – https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/16/opinion/psychology-consciousness-behavior.html
- Finding True Happiness on the Second Mountain – https://medium.com/the-happy-startup-school/finding-true-happiness-on-the-second-mountain-c885ff98d258
As someone who believes in the power of “knowing one’s self,” I read the first article with great intrigue. But then, I had the chance to read the second article, which was even more fascinating because it was a review of a book written by the author of the first article. So, instead of choosing one or the other, I think you’ll enjoy both! Happy exploring!