Hacking Thought

Earlier this week I was reading “The Top Idea in Your Mind“. In this article Paul Graham talks about what you think most about in the  shower is what you tend to drift to when your mind has a free moment. So I want to know can you hack thought?

What, how are you wanting to hack thought?

I am proposing that we can motivate out mind to think on our own terms a little better. That with the right tactics and techniques we could have our mind working for us vs the other way around. let me attempt to explain a little bit more in a different way.

I tend to let my mind drift when in the shower and through out the day.  I feel that maybe if I read or study a problem, then allow that thought to flood my mind in the shower it then becomes my primary thought. beyond this it also allows me to work through it a little differently.

now how can this be of more use to me and maybe even you?

well to answer that I want to make another past thought come to light. I wondered about meditation God’s way, and not not my own way. I think that having a quiet time before a shower where you are asking yourself questions, and thinking about His word will influence your thoughts. those thoughts will help you to meditating in and on Him.

thought case 2, Writing and story lines. there are days that I think about writing a book I already have characters for. It seems that in the shower is where they wish to chatter the most. through out the rest of the day they have other conversations, and sometimes adventures.

So this is my theory and what I plan on testing in my life. I will keep you posted on how this works for me.

what are your thoughts on this?

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  1. Giavanna
    Posted August 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Seems to me that your thoughts on this are sopt on! I really enjoyed readin this all! It really made me think, since I think of things like this often and seem to be the only one it was really nice to see I have come common ground. Im not the only one who thinks differant! Keep writting!

    • ecko
      Posted August 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

      Friends always have common ground somewhere