Monday, February 20, 2012

Waiting to Use My Brain

After my snow skiing accident a few weeks ago, it was 20 minutes before the ski patrol had me loaded in a toboggan and on my way. Waiting for anything is the perfect time to recall those poems, prayers, songs or the chronological order of US presidents you have been memorizing during this intentional month of stimulating your brain.

While waiting for whatever it is I am waiting for, I put my brain cells to work by recalling something I have memorized. I find it quite relaxing. It brings a focus and an overall calm to whatever the situation. Sometimes I focus on quieting my brain in a somewhat meditative state. But other times, I find recalling something memorized forces a moment of focus I can’t find while trying to quiet my monkey mind.

Whether you are sitting for hours in the doctors office, or lying sunny-side-up on a ski slope, wait no longer! What a perfect opportunity to use your brain. I find people often comment on my patience. I smile and think…

 5. James Monroe... 


25. William McKinley... 


40. Ronald Reagan…

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