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 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.”