While engaging in my third-favorite-activity, exploring the world as I will at my own pace, [first-favorite-activity: writing, then reading,] when walking by flowers after returning to my Viridi digital flower gardens, I now “get” the idea of having digital – and real – flowers. I’m not yet ready for the responsibility of raising real flowers, but Viridi can teach that sense of daily responsibility, which taps into the same discipline mindset as working toward your dreams daily.
I used to think I had tinges of ADHD. Then I befriended someone living with ADHD. At most, my distractions are caused by an overactive brain, so when I read anything, invariably, I’ll lose concentration after a few pages or lines depending on the dryness of the material so I’ll stare out toward my physical clutter while my mind wanders, then I return to reading. What I’m trying to practice is reigning in those wanderings.
We get too distracted by innocent things. The quick rush of a new toy, the ugliness of putting in the effort toward finishing some task, or just a lost sense of curiosity. All are healthy, human reactions to living in our distracted society. When we get too distracted by these short-term fancies rather than our long-term flights, that’s when we fall. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be addressing that forthright, starting with seemingly-innocent imagery.