I recently finished the final book of Steven King’s epic Magnum Opus, “The Dark Tower”. A phenomenal epic journey of Roland the Gunslinger and his troupe of comrades and how they overcome the impossible to fight evil and reach the tower. I loved it.
Shortly before the very end of the final book, the part that you have been waiting for since the beginning of book 1, the part where Roland finally reaches the dark tower (not a spoiler because let’s be honest, you always knew he would get there), he interjects his own voice, as Steven King, and says something specifically aimed at the people who’ve been waiting for the ending. …
“The ordinary everyday consciousness that we have leaves out MORE than it takes in. And because of this it leaves out things that are terribly important. It leaves out things that would, if we did know them, allay our anxieties and fears and horrors. And If we could extend our awareness to include those things that we leave out, we would have a deep interior peace.” — Alan Watts
In any given moment, your brain is processing about 400 billion bits of data — but you’re only able to see about about 2000 bits of that information. That’s about 0.00000005%.
Take a second to think about that. …
All of us have had the experience where we want to accomplish something but regardless of what we try, we don’t make the progress that we’re looking for.
Call it the proverbial, “spinning my tires in the mud”, or “beating my head against the wall”.
There’s a problem or challenge we want to overcome, and in trying to overcome it, no matter what we try, nothing seems to work.
It’s a frustrating situation to be in. You know what you want to do, you know how to do it, but for some reason it’s just not happening.
It’s enough to drive anyone crazy — I know it does for me at least. …