On remembering what’s essential
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“There are moments when I can’t remember what’s essential.”
“Temporary forgetting is inevitable. You can hold nothing in mind indefinitely. So be prepared for it.
Have a ritual for reminding yourself of what’s essential.“
“What do you have in mind?”
“I’m thinking journaling/questioning.
Take a piece of paper and ask yourself questions:
What’s important now?
What’s the most important thing?
What’s the priority?
I’m also thinking reading.
Read from a selection [<link] of the most powerful ideas you know that remind you of what’s essential. As you know, reading a couple of them one after another has an emotional flooding [<link; short read] effect.”