Overflow

 

    Choosing a CD to play sometimes can be just overwhelming!

    After so many years collecting the music we like and love, we may end up with a huge collection of albums. And when the time to choose comes around, we might not decide so easily what we want to listen.

    It does happen not only about music, but almost about everything in life related to the accumulation of material stuff. Pictures, books, movies, even pens collected in a jar for any time use.

    Sometimes I think of myself of a little, furred creature, that takes anything and everything around that can carry, to hide it in a hole in the ground, not even knowing for what reason!

    Then I look around the house and wonder how all this stuff got here? (chip-chip-chip…I’m that furred creature, remember?).

    We do tend to accumulate “just in case” as an element of security and self assurance; then we have to deal with the accumulated stuff as a chain that prevent us from going around to explore new grounds (we have to protect our treasures!).

    A human being, born naked, but with a powerful brain capable of learning and adapting; and a amazing body that allows him to interact in a physical medium; becomes a furry creature dedicated to the accumulation of physical elements, to be surrounded in a hole by the treasures that takes the amazing capabilities of its brain to just the feelings of something going wrong. How curious creatures we are!

    (Chip…chip…chip)

Raul

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6 Responses to Overflow

  1. Kelvin Kao says:

    You know, what I do is just dump everything onto the computer and have the computer randomly pick for me. (Or I have radio stations pick for me.) Sometimes, when I don’t want to decide on what to order, I flip a coin several times. (If there are eight items to choose from, I flip the coin three times, etc.) Or I simply order whatever caught my eye first.

    Really, some decisions aren’t all that important. There is an overflow, but that doesn’t mean we need to carefully think through every option.
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    Raul Reply:

    Hi Kelvin,

    I know what you mean. With music I’ve found that usually I listen to basically the bunch of CD’s all the time, so it’s not a big problem.

    What worries me is our tendency to accumulate, motivated mostly by our own instincts (I believe).

    Raul
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  2. Joy says:

    Hi Raul,
    Living on a 40ft boat eliminates lots of overflow. For comfort sake, I learned to release a lot. And if my little family begins to accumulate, we notice pretty quickly so are able to address it before it affects our comfort. I believe in the mind/body connection..so as I learned this in the physical world, I learned it in the mental/emotional/spiritual realms as well…
    I used to “accumulate” people..kind of like being surrounded by all different kinds of stories..I like the connections, but now I make sure they are purposeful and enlivening.
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    Raul Reply:

    Hi Joy,

    I guess living in a 40 ft boat must be like being full time RVer; limited space so the need to be mindful of the real needs and what’s not so important; which I believe must be a good thing; but I didn’t imagine that such situation could also motivate the spiritual part. Thank you for the enlightening; I always valuate your perspective :)

    Raul
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  3. It’s amazing how much stuff we can squirrel away. We’ve been making an effort to reduce the amount of stuff we have, but it’s slow going.
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    Raul Reply:

    Hi Eric,

    Isn’t it funny that so much stuff gets accumulated and without use, but when we want to get rid of them, we find so many possible uses that makes it impossible to throw it away?

    Raul
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