Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Overwhelmed by wisdom

Seems these days it is easy to be overwhelmed by life. So many things we do big, or not at all. We don't just watch a movie, we do a movie marathon. We try to "collect them all", and strive to be not just up to date, but up to the minute.

This isn't necessarily bad. There are some things you wouldn't mind being overwhelmed by, such as:
  • if your coworkers had a party to celebrate your latest achievement,
  • if your adult child thanked you for all the times you were strict with them because it built their character, or
  • if your spouse went all out for your anniversary.
Wisdom can be overwhelming also. When you are exposed to someone with great presence, someone with whom you feel you could spend hours and still not hear everything they have to teach you or impart into you life, you are overwhelmed by wisdom. Or in the presence of a great library of books and materials, each being one you could spend hours reading and digesting, with the next one there waiting for you

There is plenty of media out there that would overwhelm your senses and your time, but underwhelm your intellect and creativity.  There is also a cornucopia of media that would do both, where the time and attention you spend is an investment, in your mind, in your heart, and in your life.

This blog is intended to help you find that kind of material, the good stuff that will make a difference in your life.  If you are going to be bombarded by messages anyways, if what you are exposed to will influence you whether you like it or not, you might as well choose what you read and to what you listen.  Be overwhelmed in a good way.

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