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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Check Your Bags

Sunday Check Your Bags

Whenever you move into a room to listen to a lecture, attend a meeting, or take a dance class, you should  come in with your mind prepared for the job ahead.  That is, you need to leave any distracting thoughts or emotions behind. It’s not easy to do. I've read that it takes fifteen minutes in any new activity before the brain really engages in that activity, because other worries and thoughts are still clinging to the mind. When this happens the first fifteen minutes are essentially lost. I wonder how much information and inspiration we have all lost in this manner.

To come prepared, imagine checking imaginary luggage at the door. Any distracting items must be heaved onto the imaginary conveyor belt, to be shipped far away. If you find that you really need to get your items back later, the conveyor belt works in reverse, but you are probably better off without them.

If the idea of an imaginary conveyor belt doesn't work for you, try other images: a giant wastebasket, a paper shredder, or even a garbage truck. Now, are there any other areas in your life where you could benefit from losing some baggage?

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Motivational Secret #71:  
Check your bags at the door.

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“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.”
-          Charles Dudley Warner

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