Adventure 109 ~ Walking With My Eyes Open

walk 1This morning, as usual, I took my dog out for a walk. I take him on the same route most mornings. When I got back to the house and closed the door behind me, I suddenly realised that I’d “sleep-walked” the whole way. It was like I was walking a memory of a walk, my body had been walking but my head was elsewhere ~ not really paying attention, not really present, not really fully aware of my surroundings.

So, for today’s adventure, I turned right around and headed back out to walk the route again. This time with my eyes open . This time opening my awareness right up and waiting for something to catch my attention.

Watch today’s video to see what happened! (I took some photographs of the things that caught my attention : you’ll find more images below the video 🙂 ).

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I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 85 ~ A Message Of Thanks

Screenshot (2)I have to say it feels a little odd not to be extending my memory palace today : it really has become a bit of a way of life! It makes me giggle that when I check my bag for work, the list of essentials goes something like this now : phone, keys, diary, periodic table of elements 😛 .

For today’s adventure, I’m going to say a heartfelt thank you to Josh Foer (he was the guy in the TED talk on day 1 of my memory palace adventure). The message of thanks isn’t just for the inspiration, it’s also for the additional benefits of the technique : a genuine appreciation of the power of the human mind and a new sense of presence , a renewed sense aliveness to the world around me and within me.

I’ve tweeted a big “TY” and here’s  short “thank you” video too :

I am just going outside an may be some time :).

JT