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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Planting Seeds

I just finished reading a book called The Noticer.  I couldn't put it down even though I was super tired, and I can't go to bed until I blog about it because it was so good.  The book is about a traveler named Jones who goes about and helps people change their perspectives.  I thought it was relevant to blog about the book because at the end Jones notes that he has planted seeds in everyone and gives seeds to all of them to plant in other people.  The idea of seeds is not limited to just the sutras!  I have had a really hard keeping a positive perspective on situations in my life.  Right now I do have a great hope and determination to change my perspective.  Usually I will always revert back to my more negative thoughts, but I hope that something will remind me about being positive whenever I reach that point.  This book was read at the perfect moment for me because I was having alot of negative thoughts and needed to gain a better perspective.  I also did yoga while reading the book!


  1. I looked up that book and it looks really good. Could I borrow it some time? I can definitely use some perspective most of the time.
    Just trying to renew my outlook every day, because the big picture is often too overwhelming. Don't fall asleep in class today!

  2. I actually borrowed the book from someone and had to return it! I might actually buy the book so that I can reread it whenever I feel like I need to rethink my perception. I'll let you know on the progress of my purchase!

  3. This reminds me of Iris Murdoch's ethic of attention-- she proposes that our ethical choices are reflective of the things we choose to pay attention to, the external evidence that guides our perspective.

    Sounds like an interesting read!