Not all feelings need to be paid attention to...

Don’t waste time with feelings that are not helpful to leading a flourishing life. Similarly not all thoughts are worth following. 

I’ve been thinking about my reading habits and how they can be improved for better recall and integration of the ideas encountered. To that end I’ve been looking into the science and philosophy of note-taking. The science and philosophy are young and obscure. A lot is happening in Germany. Glimpses here and there. 

  • 'How to Take Smart Notes’ by Sönke Ahrens - the book that start me on the path

  • Niklas Luhmann the godfather of Zettelkasten

  • Hugh Prather - Zen practitioner and avid note taker

  • Christian and Sascha at https://zettelkasten.de/

  • Joan Dillon - inspiring with her note taking

  • Oliver Sacks - a hero - this photo shows how important notes where to Oliver. I aspire to be able to just stop when an idea is manifest and have the wherewithal to make a note.

 Oliver Sacks captures a thought in his journal at Amsterdam’s busy train station  Image by Lowell Handler from   On the Move

Oliver Sacks captures a thought in his journal at Amsterdam’s busy train station

Image by Lowell Handler from On the Move

This is a journal entry meant as a reminder to me. It is a reminder to me how I want to operate and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help when I am less clear and caught up in stuff the I can’t control. . Continue the conversation anytime: will@kestrelcreek.com.