Finding calm in a forest of squirrels

It’s all squirrels. We race from topic to topic in a constant state of distraction. Begin to think about what it would take to achieve world peace, and — Squirrel! Try to understand how the economy works and — Squirrel!

Sit. Sift. Listen. Somehow, find a way to hear the messages you need to hear, and one at a time. The imperative is to triumph over the squirrels lest you succumb to the cacophony.

Concentrate. Stay focused while the world about you is in chaos. That’s the main task. And don’t multitask. Stay on task until it’s finished, then — and only then — move to the next task.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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