DRUNK MONKEYS (0:29)
“Facts” don’t kill the deal they just up the ante. They provoke you to think more clearly, and plan more intelligently. When you’re presented with the facts, you may not like what you hear, but you deal with it, and invent ways to keep moving forward. That’s what artists & treps do, they innovate.
However, facts aren’t the problem. Drunk Monkeys are. Buddha described the human mind as being filled with drunken monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, scratching, spitting, carrying on endlessly. We all have monkey minds, with dozens of drunken monkeys all clamoring for attention.
|Posted By Cindy Grayson|
| Monkeys |
So much better than my ADHD title. My brain is full of drunk monkeys then! No wonder I have trouble even making a pot of coffee in the morning without getting distracted. Making time for being quiet and relaxing helps. Thanks for the analogy : )
|Posted By Traci Max|
| Sweet silence |
I meditate for 30 minutes before every gig.
|Posted By Baxter|
| Quiet please |
I appriciate any tips I can get on silencing my drunken monkeys.
|Posted By Kingvegas|
| Drunken Monkeys |
You know- it's that resistance thing that gets me most. I have been considering the concept of "attachment" lately as it applies to eastern philosophy. The past works better as pictures in an album than bricks that we drag with us everywhere we go. I find that I allow my past to hold me back because the bricks become too heavy. With the blessing of a new day I need to release the monkeys and focus on being productive and thinking in *this* moment instead of engaging the Drunken Monkeys in my head. Just gotta let go...
|Posted By Susan Sophia James|
| Drunken Monkeys |
Thanks for a great morning laugh-I am envisioning the flying monkeys of the wicked witch of Oz!
|Posted By laura bruno lilly|
| disregard those drunken monkeys |
J. Michael: Labeling the cripplers of creative work as drunken monkeys provides me with a great visual tool. Seeing fear, procrastination,resistance,distraction, sabotage & doubt as drunken monkeys I can more easily toss them away from my path,enabling me to continue on the creative task at hand. Thanks for helping clear the way for my projects.(especially the sabotage creature!) peace www.laurabrunolilly.com
|Posted By Susan Zinnetti|
| At the zoo |
"Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages." Me too!
|Posted By Brooks|
| Eye on the prize |
This blog was for me, J. Michael. This week I have been SO distracted by all of these monkeys! Best advice: “Keep your eye on the prize and focus on the facts!”
|Posted By Lennon|
| Monkey Mind |
"Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkeys!"
|Posted By Beth Marcus|
| monkey business |
My monkeys swing wildly through the jungle of my mind, touching on dozens of ideas a minute, unharnessed and undisciplined.
|Posted By Tri Max|
| Monkey |
I LOVE it! What a perfect description (and vision) of the voices in my own head!