by Jonathan Hilton
I am not sure what other people do with their thoughts. I mean the one’s that make you adjust in your seat and know that there is power boiling there.
The potential seed that could grow into some potentially awesome writing, or a gadget the world has never seen before and may never experience if I don’t record it quickly and accurately. I often get hit with ideas from sources I experience every day and spend my time trying to record them in my almost magical, brightly colored, deep thought notebook.
Why I carry My Notebook
I have been carrying around a notebook for most of the past two years to catch these wonderful thoughts before they can escape me. I call it my notebook of deep thoughts and ideas. More of a hopeful title than descriptive because it captures all ideas both good and bad.
As a learner throughout life, writing things down allowed me to internalize them, ingest them and work them around inside which allows me to decide if the idea is a good one or if it needs a bit more work. My notebook allows me to place an idea off to the side, safe and sound. Then return to it in the future and find my subconscious has found the value of that writing.
Some are from reading I do, and note taking of unique points and thought provoking phrases that highlight a feeling or spark a unique thought. Some come from the great blogs I read online. I fill my notebook with quotes and descriptions that are just inspiring. Like a blog I read yesterday for the first time. There were so many great writings, I filled up many pages, with quotes like:“In your shadow, I became a child. In your light, I became a bird, and learned how to fly.” – Purnimodo
This quote and many others, I place into the book and refer back to as often as I have to, in order to let it spawn a great expression of my own. These are easy to do, because the words speak a story. In a few short words, a story is spawned in my mind. It is then just a matter of letting it flow out through my fingers onto the keyboard.
Some times during meditation, I think of those words and they allow me to encompass and cover the entire world.
Get Yourself a Thought Book
I highly suggest that you have a thought collection process for all great ideas that come your way, be they deal with spiritual things, action plans or just great information about life. I am sure that people look at my colorful notebook and have pangs of jealousy, but they are going to have to find their own.
The great thing is that the actual book, means nothing without some substantial substance located on the pages inside. Any old notebook can provide any person with a vehicle to catch their ideas and manufacture them into greatness. Mine cost a dollar but I have made it priceless.