Jonathan Fields

Not much good for anything

Not much good for anything

November 22, 2016
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My mind was wandering. Constantly checking social media, email, SMS. Desperate for a hit of connection. So I said to myself: Stop. No more. Take a break and do something else. You’re not much good for anything right now. 

So I took out the yarn and needles and pattern for a wool sweater that I bought in Visby this summer. I’ve just cast a quick glance or two on the pattern before, realizing I would need to sit down for quite some time, in order to get started. Having procrastinated on getting started for four months, now was the time. Turned on the Good Life Project Ambassador VIMEO that I missed out on Thursday last week, and plonked down in the sofa.

Listening, and knitting. Knitting, and listening.

Once Jonathan was done, I was in full swing and wanted to carry on knitting. Remembered my friend Michael Sillion having suggested a youtube-clip with Seth Godin to me, so Seth became my second companion for the afternoon. Now I feel much calmer, centered, and both inspired and proud of myself. Jonathan and Seth gave me both intellectual and spiritual challenges to contemplate, and I got started on the sweater.knitting

As I didn’t have any pressing items on my To Do-list this afternoon, I let myself be. I let the jittery non-focussed me have an opportunity to slow down and refocus. That was a deliberate choice I made. Turned out the not-much-good-for-anything-state of mind that I was in earlier, actually turned out to be a much-good-for-knitting-and-taking-in-some-challenging-input-state of mind. Who would have known?

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How to live a good life?

September 9, 2016
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how to live a good lifeHad two episodes of the Good Life Project podcast I wanted to share with a friend, and as I was searching for the links, I spotted Jonathan Fields new book. Clicked on the link, and what do you know, in bare seconds, I’d pressed the “I want to become an ambassador“-button, purchasing ten copies and a lot of extra goodies!

Now, that might seem ridiculously spontaneous and risky, besides expensive, but honestly. It’s not. I’ve followed Jonathan a few years by now, and the GLP podcast is, along with On Being, my favorite podcast.

So I already know that whatever Jonathan is putting out into the world, will be good. And at this very moment in time, diving headfirst into How to life a good life is something I’d gladly immerse myself in!

So I will. Will you join me?

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