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Today I was cleaning my place, the kitchen part of it anyway ^^; My place has a lot of piles of stuff. I usually procrastinate like hell with my dishes though. One reason was because I had like 10-20 of each thing (forks, knives, spoons). I would use another instead of washing one that was dirty lol. So I'd end up with this giant pile of silverware, dishes, bowls, and pans. Today, I finally had enough. I got myself a good size box and threw all but 3 of each thing into it. It made a huge difference in how my sink area looks now.

A friend mentioned a bit about feng shui to me today. About how the way things are arranged in a space can affect the energy of that space.  I also watched a video about swimming (something I haven't done since I was 5). The guy talked about how a lot of it was more about conserving your energy rather than being forceful with every stroke. About how it was better to streamline the body to create less resistance or less drag in order to go faster.

All of these things really hit a note with me. In order to do something better, you don't do it more forcefully, but reduce the resistance of whatever it is that drags against you when doing that thing. That could mean that instead of plowing through something, you would work on it in a way that saves your energy or in a way that you encounter the least resistance.

So this kind of changes the equation. Most people think that a ton of effort is the key to doing something the best....but what if it's actually just removing whatever makes it hard to do?  What if conquering a fear isn't about having a super battle with it but just sucking the scariness of the feared thing? Maybe the easy life is really just about not letting things build up to crazy levels in the first place.
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Added: 5 years, 5 months ago
 
ButtercupSaiyan
5 years, 5 months ago
" All of these things really hit a note with me. In order to do something better, you don't do it more forcefully, but reduce the resistance of whatever it is that drags against you when doing that thing. That could mean that instead of plowing through something, you would work on it in a way that saves your energy or in a way that you encounter the least resistance.


QFT
MrSOCKS
5 years, 5 months ago
Po's final enlightenment in KFP2 comes to mind.
And as for the second observation: precisely correct. I'm so proud of you.
MichaelJBear
5 years, 5 months ago
*Smile* Since you also know what I practice I'm glad to see that you've have put in practice the advice of a friend... These advice will be really good for you Look and also can I suggest you to take a look at the literature of Mantak and Manewan Chia in Chi-kung and Tai-Chi Chuan... you might also find these interesting ^^
Klandagi
5 years, 5 months ago
Ayup!
biohazard
5 years, 5 months ago
I just use paper plates and bowls, plastic utensils and beer cups.

Now if they only made disposable liners for frying pans...
TeaPartyRabbit
5 years, 5 months ago
Aluminum foil?  :)
biohazard
5 years, 5 months ago
It almost always tears and then I have to wash the pan anyway. Grrr...
TeaPartyRabbit
5 years, 5 months ago
I'd be glad to buy you more fry-pans for some Brer Rabbit pictures?  ;)
TeaPartyRabbit
5 years, 5 months ago
My place needs cleaning when you get done with yours :)
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