Muse #147 - ah what the brain (I) wants
There’s a saying in my local language which says - “Dance with the cow that needs to be danced with while milking, Sing to the cow that needs music while milking” and in English is there is a similar variation on that theme saying “Horses for courses”. In short, adapt to the situation.
My brain thrives on novelty. Or let me rephrase. I thrive on novelty. Let me refrain from this cartesian way of thinking and consider myself whole for once. So, I keep succumbing to provide that novelty to myself in any which ways I can every day. In effect, I dance or sing to it, so that I give it (me) whatever it (me) wants.
Especially today. I have been trying to get back into work and have been attending various interviews lately. I had a good interview early this week when I wore a new T-shirt to it. Later this evening, I have another one that has come up. Not that I believe in luck, I don’t. Just the craving for the new.
So, I have to feed the cows again. It so happened that I had ordered some new deodorants from Amazon a few days ago that got delivered yesterday. So, that provided some newness. It was coupled with the use of a “new” Gillette blade to shave. Two new things. And that puts a tick somewhere in me, to satisfy that novelty urge.
Except, in reality, there is so much newness around if one knew where to look. Each day is new. Each hour, minute, and second are new. The sky you saw yesterday is not the sky today. Since the whole color of the sky is only an optical illusion, it is a new illusion that is created every time you look up to it.
Like the philosopher, Heraclitus around 500 BC said “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” - it is all new!
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. — Heraclitus
Everything is indeed new, if only we know where to look or adjust our perspectives. Day 1. Start new every day.