DOES YOUR MIND NEED TO HAVE A RUMMAGE SALE …
My frustration was rising. I knew I had put it where I would be able to find it easily. At least that was my intent. But now, I couldn’t remember where I put it.
I close my eyes and take a few deep breaths. I ask myself, “Where did I put that idea?”
I look around but there is so much clutter.
I take a few more deep breaths and begin to move some of the clutter. I make another mental note to myself that I need to deal with this stuff instead of just moving it around.
Still, I can’t find that idea.
I stumble around some more, rediscovering other ideas that I had forgotten about, covered with dust but not yet buried. I brush them off. But still, not the “one.”
I open my eyes but continue to breathe deeply. I tell myself I know where it is. I close my eyes again and head toward the upper right corner of my mind. I move the clutter of some straggling thoughts and, yes – there it is. Right where I left it.
I speak the idea out loud and head toward the computer.
(In case you’re wondering, this isn’t it.)