Early adopter lost souls

May 18, 2006

The exercises for lost souls are an attempt at articulating a spirit to self-improvement that I believe to be missing from the world at the moment.  For me, that spirit is mostly one of play, and one that is built on an already good life.  Self-improvement isn't only for people with problems.  Landlords only pay attention to their tenants' apartments when they break, but people that own a house might continue to improve the house even as they live in it, and even if nothing is broken.  We are obviously living in this life ourselves, but then why do we too wait for things to break before we  consider improving them?  I think it has to do with overload… there are too many things to consider, so we back up and just make sure nothing terrible happens.  The spirit of these exercises is to take ground back and gain positive momentum rather than simply prevent negative momentum.  Getting back to the front is tricky, and that's what I'm experimenting with here.  Some exercises might work better for you than others.  I'd love to hear from anyone that has novel or counter-intuitive tricks for gaining this momentum, and also of anyone who's currently implementing these exercises.  The other day, I discovered a few posts from MSC related to a few of the exercises (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 so far), and I've been really interested in seeing his take on this.


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