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  • Parma Laurie

Why I’m starting a series of stories called ‘The Contemplations’

1. I feel the urge to start jabbing about well-being

I’ve studies for years and sometimes (too often) I have that nagging feeling that whispers ‘for what?’. Who are the people truly benefitting from all that knowledge you’ve piled up over the years outside of strictly work related context? Now I have a channel to share.

2. I asked a bunch of friends and they said ‘ok, you should really do this’

They also provided 200+ suggestions, which I compiled in 52 shades of comprehensice well-being bites for 2018 weekly purposes. I got you covered. I made a calendar here in case you’d like to contemplate with me.

3. Attention Manipulation is the WIN

Attention preceeds any experience we have. This is so basic it hursts. When we don’t watch what falls under the spotlight of attention, we rarely have a good time. Without awareness there is no questioning or altering the experience we have. Well-being in the long run is informed by what happens in each moments — that and genes, and context, but humour me for a sec. Beyond, strategy, simply paying attention to well-being, from emotions, to performance and connection to others, is more powerful than the strategy itself. Having a mindful, engaged approach is the win.

4. Victor Hugo would have wanted it that way

It is an hommage to his colection of poetry by the same name. It is an invitation to live this life as if it was poetry, to invite lightness and playfulness.

5. It is an invitation to take it a step further: dance with experience

The whole point is to embark on a journey. Life is going to through some shit into our faces, no mater what. So we might as well learn to dance with adversity. Some call it emotional intelligence, some equanimity. I think William Blake put it much better:

“He who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sunrise”

6. I’ve started a weekly video show

It’s called the contemplations too, so I’m only keeping it consistent here… And I do like to put things in writting.

…The main entertainment will happen on facebook. Come play.

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