Unless you’re trying to refinance your house, immersing yourself in web comics or reading the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success… Probably not!
In the re-fi department: Epic FAIL. Property values have screwed us. It’s also my opinion that our loan processor screwed us by waiting 2 months to get our loan started. Had she gotten off her ass and started it last month, I feel certain it would have gone through. Yes, I’m a little bitter.
In the web comics department: Full of WIN! I happened upon a ustream.tv live stream of PvP‘s Kurtz drawing yesterday and ended up meeting some awesome people and getting the comics meetup group I’ve been wanting to do handed right to me. Awesome! If you are interested in this group, please shoot me an email.
In the Seven Spiritual Laws department: Full of WIN! I started reading this book again just a few days ago and have been blown away by the resonance I feel with the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Particularly the 5th and the 6th. You can get the gist over at Chopra.com. For such a small and unassuming book, it packs a powerful punch. I can’t help but feel that the comics meetup group was offered to me in response to my asking for it. I just can’t. As I’ve said before, I think that The Seven Laws is my religion. All I know is that they work.
And finally, I’ve read several good articles in Wired this month. That is a mag that either I flip through without anything grabbing my attention or I read it cover to cover. This month, it’s cover to cover. There is an awesome article on brain mapping and today I read an excellent article about a woman that was billed as having perfect memory – until she was diagnosed with OCD.
The Memory article rang true to me because it offers a more scientific reason for people who are obsessed with their personal history and cannot let go of past events. I always say “Let it go!!” and it turns out, letting it go is the thing most people do to get over trauma, etc. But this woman’s case has illustrated that constantly going over past events of your life does indeed make it impossible to let go of the events and therefore let go of the neuroses that were brought on by the events.
What the first batch of scientists thought was perfect memory, turned out to be perfect memory of ONLY this woman’s personal story and big events (plane crashes, other disasters) that occurred during her lifetime. And it was seemingly perfect recall because ALL her time was spent going over and over the details of her life. This “perfect memory” case was actually an OCD case. All it took was a professor of psychology spending two days with her and asking questions that were not about her own story to figure out that she didn’t have perfect memory at all. A brain scan proved that not only were her memory centers normal, but the OCD areas were abnormal – she definitely has OCD. Makes sense to me: the whole process of memorization is going over something many times. If you repeat stories about your life’s traumatic moments over and over, they are only going to be ingrained.
What’s truly amazing about this idea of reinforcing memories (or NOT) is that it is also one of the Seven Laws: #6 The Law of Detachment. The law of detachment is basically: LET IT GO.
Hmm. Maybe I’m onto something… ;-)