Forgot to mention in my last blog that I watched the “I Am” documentary and “Finding Joe” over the weekend. Great use of entertainment time, with lots of interesting material and to ponder. Since we’d already seen a good portion of “Finding Joe,” it was good to see most of it again. A few years ago, I was first exposed to the concept of the hero’s journey, but I had a really hard time relating to it with my own life. Now, much has shifted. I now see it, and it is rather evident. I now embrace it.
Made the opportunity and took 51 hours for silence and connecting with God time. I had been yearning for that for a while. I was happy that it came as part of the MKE. During the first portion I had lots of mind chatter, trying to focus, lots of tangents and chasing rabbits… getting stuff out of my head. Got lots of random thoughts, and all kinds of stuff cropped up that I hadn’t thought of in years. Found that both interesting and curious. Everything I had in my head that I needed to do I wrote down and cleared. Felt inspired and wrote lyrics to two songs. Finally “ran the gauntlet” and got to the other side and the quiet and got “tuned-in” and received confirmation for my path ahead and some needed questions answered. I was happy with the end result, and stretched my comfort zone once again. Can see that I need to do this regularly in the future. I expect that it will be another great tool to use to focus and write songs and books, as well.
Last week’s Franklin makeover focus was self-control. I noticed it at least ten times, and I also put it to use, keeping up my daily exercises. This week, it’s enthusiasm. I was in a Teams meeting for work, and another guy got talking about a hobby activity he hosts during the annual summer Renaissance Fair. It was the most lit up and happy I’ve ever seen and heard him, and I’ve had interactions and dealings with him many times over the past 20 years. His enthusiasm was evident, and it also caught the attention of others, who also took note and mentioned it afterward!