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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 05:48 PM
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14. PV - on personal acheivement. Also, query on shared perceptions
Saturday morning I was working in the kitchen and feeling stressed out by the many things to do over the weekend: laundry, errands, meals, mother's day, attending to my husband and child, etc.

My inner voice spoke up and said clearly as a bell, "Give freely of your time." And I decided to try it. I stopped hoarding my time through the what/when/how of my mental to-do list, perpetual evaluations of effectiveness, judgment of who is helpful or not, etc.

In short, I heeded that voice. I told myself to chop wood and carry water, smile at my family, and choose enjoyment rather than worry. Ultimately, I got more done this weekend than I thought was possible, and I'm seeing myself accomplishing more at work as well.

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So, here's something that's been on my mental plate. My husband has been reading my mind, catching my thoughts. And these are clearly thoughts he's picking up on, and each time it happens it gives me a goose. But last night raised the bar on perceptive experiences. He was tucking our son into bed, and I was in the kitchen eating a chocolate chip cookie. As I was finishing the cookie, he came into the kitchen and said, "I was just tasting your cookie. I was in the bedroom with J****, and I could taste your cookie." The cookies had not been in view at all through dinner or the evening, and it's my opinion that the cookies were not present in our shared household consciousness of the present moment. But while he was alone with our son, and I was alone in the kitchen and suddenly munching a cookie, he simultaneously found himself experiencing the taste of the cookie - from down the hall.

I'm sure this kind of phenomenon isn't unheard of, but I don't know what to make of it. Any thoughts?
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