What I learned last week (#171): making better decisions?

Watercolor painting of a mountain and pond.

A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing.

The past week was full of learning, both the fun and the hard kind.

Starting with the hard learning, I shared how it had been 100 days since we started our house renovation. It got worse later in the week, but more on that later.

I learned how to make better decisions. I need a lot of help here based on our house renovation disaster. Funny how these things pop-up when you most need them.

It helped me to remember that every moment, every day, I can decorate it in my own way.

I was really angry about the house renovation this week but this excerpt helped:

We can directly experience that consciousness is never improved or harmed by what it knows. Making this discovery, again and again, is the basis of spiritual life. (Sam Harris, Waking Up)

Lest you think otherwise from the above excerpt, I would say I’m a “spiritual person” but also agnostic. Though I was raised as a Christian who went to church (sometimes), I hadn’t really ever read the bible. The Book You Need to Read makes a really compelling case that I should.

Related to books, something about Books vs Breakfast stuck me and I loved that it did:

You can never learn less from a book. Even the worse of books can teach you at least one thing: To avoid that author in the future.By every measure that matters, buying a book is a much better use of your money than buying breakfast. 😃

I learned that plants can grow metal.

I thought that how I experience the web today was pretty accurate (click on the things!).

I learned that getting a gift for my daughter is probably going to difficult this year (and I only have a few weeks left).

I was working on getting a coach this week and learned about some questions that are good to use for deciding on the right one.

I was reminded that I need to get out into nature more by actually getting out in it, hiking Ben Ledi (glorious sun!).

Please don’t ask me what I (or my kids) want to be when I grow up.

Did you know you’ll never meet the speed of light? I find that comforting actually.

Another great story from Channel 5 with Andrew Callaghan:

Last but not least, check out what I’m up to now.

Comments welcome!

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