The WEATHER of the MIND (Book Remix 2016)
A book remix is, in a way, a tribute to Walt Whitman. For although Walt Whitman published his famous Leaves of Grass in 1855, he continued to re-edit, to add pieces, and to remove sections over the next four decades of his life, releasing nine distinct versions. In this Whitmanesque spirit, I am excited to release the Weather of the Mind in daily pieces, to reflect on it, to add to it, to keep it evolving as a document.
So here is the purpose and the plan of this book remix.
Purpose: The Weather of the Mind, a book I wrote and published last year, was written as to be a small meditative course for observing the ebbs and flows of our own emotions. My approach, as a teacher and counselor, is first and foremost, practical. In this case, the practical skill is learning how to observe our own emotions as a starting point for better emotional health.
The method involves charting one's emotions. Since writing this book, I have kept my emotional charts, three times a day, for twenty-two weeks and counting. As I present the book in small daily portions, I will share my responses to the readings based on my practice of the technique during the past five months.
It is going to be a nice little social experiment. The Book Remix. I hope you follow along. And please drop me a line. I love to hear what you are thinking.
The Plan (logistics): The remix will last for four weeks. I will be posting twenty posts, Monday through Friday. Feel encouraged to drop in daily during this time, or to read at your own pace.
Living and learning,