Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is a macro-template?”
“It’s a template [<link; medium read] that gives a big-picture overview of who you are and what you stand for. It’s a central access-point for retrieving everything else.”
“What does yours look like?”
It has three main systems:
– Soul Quests”
“What are Soul Quests?”
“Meaningful things you’re moving toward but can’t possibly reach. They give your life direction. Another metaphor for them is Guiding Stars.
My central identity-block (modular-identity [<link; medium read]) is Life-Artist [<link; medium read].
My central value is Loving Play [<link; short read].
I have two central Soul Quests:
– my Ikigai, my reason for getting up in the morning, which I express in one word as Beautify [<link; short read]
Each of them is itself a deep mind-map.
As a side note, in actuality, they’re all deeply interconnected.
The hierarchical structure helps with retrieval, with combating our tendency to forget.
I use the macro-template as a journaling template every morning. I actually write it down.”
“Can’t you simply read it?”
“In writing something down, you engage in active recall, you’re actively retrieving it from memory.”