disenthrall: to liberate from
enthrall: to captivate the fascinated attention of
I find it interesting that we need to do both … disenthrall ourselves from the cliche’s of our experience and what we’ve always done, while allowing ourselves to be enthralled with the challenges and opportunities we face.
Here are 3 of my favorite thoughts that remind and encourage me to think more and push things (to be 212). I hope they’re inspiring to you (and the people around you). Below, there’s also a video I enjoy about connecting with people and living in the moment.
Think of a flabby person covered with layers of fat. That is what your mind can become – flabby, covered with layers of fat till it becomes too dull and lazy to think, to observe, to explore, to discover … not wanting to be disturbed or questioned into wakefulness.”
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
The softminded person always wants to freeze the moment and hold life in the gripping yoke of sameness.”
The first thought is from a book I occasionally give to 212ers who I think are ready to push things even further (what’s a 212er?). It’s called The Way to Love – 31 short faith-based essays (3 – 5 minutes each). Regardless of beliefs, it can be life-changing. I usually suggest people begin by reading the chapter on page 61 that begins with the thought above. The chapter is ‘No Stone Will Be Left.’ I read this book over and over (continually).
The second is from a JFK commencement speech in 1962 and the third is from Martin Luther King’s book, Strength to Love (a collection of several of his classic sermons … great stuff).
Oh and this…
A 2-minute video that reminds us to be where we are (a little more)…