Clarity, do you seek it?

Most times, we seek information or comfort. Either by reading, watching, listening or talking.

Often times though, clarity is what we need to seek instead.

Staring at a problem for a couple of hours (while listening to music or eating ice cream, of course) - digging at it one way or another, you probably won’t be able to solve it but at least you’ll know more about it than you did before. You could’ve only written 50 words after two hours but it’s good - you sought clarity, not words. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to be staring at a screen or writing - just lie down and look at the clouds and breathe in the air.

It requires focused effort. Multi-tasking won’t help with reflection.

Seeking clarity can be a meditative exercise.

This goes with what Blaise Pascal said - “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

I do recommend writing though. Human beings are terrible at remembering their past selves. Writing mitigates that error.

PS: I am not entirely sure what the intended purpose of this post is but it’s been lying in my drafts for a while and I wanted to get it out. Maybe I’ll come back and edit it someday.

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Last modified: May 18, 2021