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Notetaking Observation

Velcro Words

Pay attention to what you feel after you read. What did you learn? How did you feel?

Record the images and phrases that stick with you as you read books and newspapers or watch the world. Notice how you feel and record these sensations accurately.

 

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Each day take one photograph

Each day take one photograph. Something around the house or outside. An observation. Something interesting. Something consequential. Something considered. Something no-one else has noticed.

Then place this photograph in a folder on your laptop. I would suggest against sharing this on a social media account. Not everything in your life is public. Some things are just yours. Soon you will have a folder full of unusual and insightful observations.

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Observation

Your Consciousness

Your consciousness is the process of experiencing, naming and recording events.

We use consciousness to challenge and respond to events.  Consciousness is observation. Without it, we cannot challenge, respond, without experiencing and naming. Without this, there are no memories and therefore no stories.

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Listen carefully

Everyone we meet brings with them a personal world more strange and complex than any we could hope to imagine. By listening to their stories, by noticing their needs, desires, or ambitions, we fold their world onto our own and neither of us will ever be the same.