8 Jul 2012

Thought for tomorrow

..If you just sit and observe you would see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only just makes it worse. But in time it does calm. And when it does there is room to hear more subtle things. That’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you see things more clearly, and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline. You have to practice it. Zen has been a deep influence in my life ever since.

- Steve Jobs in “Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (Google eBook)

Comment: Well if Steve Jobs says it, more people tend  to listen – and he isn’t even an expert on the mind. But if I say the same thing, it’s like farting in a high wind. I shouldn’t complain. I’m just nobody. (sulk sulk).

This biography is amazing!! It’s 630 pages or 25 hours on Audible. I’ve listened to 3 hours of it today from Audible – whilst driving of course. There wasn’t a dull moment in this so far and I don’t think there will be. The book gives a most ‘intrusive’ and uncensored insight into the personality of Jobs.  I’m not an Apple fan – so what? Jobs has changed some important things on planet earth. He certainly has my respect.

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