From category archives: Fleeting Clarity

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Why do I get clarity on the run?

Why do I get clarity on the run?

Clarity comes to me when I’m running. I’m more of a slow jogger, if we’re being honest. But something about getting my body moving and not having any distractions (other than trying to breathe and make sure I don’t get run over by cars) brings clarity. I pray, think and talk to friends when I’m jogging. And so often God gives me clarity on a problem that I haven’t been able to solve or an answer to my prayers. In a TED Talk called “How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas”, Manoush Zomorodi says, “…in the default mode is when we connect disparate ideas, we solve some of our most nagging problems, and we do something called ’autobiographical planning.’ This is when we look back at our lives, we take note of the big moments, we create a personal narrative, and then we set goals and we figure out what steps we need to take to reach them.” Isn’t this an incredible thing that God has done i ...Read more »
Want to hear about my dreams that are “slow in coming”?

Want to hear about my dreams that are “slow in coming”?

My husband, Stanley, and I have big dreams. We go on “dream walks” (now fewer and farther between with a 1 year old in tow) and talk about how one day we want to own a coffee shop, open a hotel in India, write books…just to name a few. There are a lot more!

But, if I’m not careful I get frustrated that all of these dreams aren’t happening right now. I want to give up on them and write them off as impossible. Or I get paralyzed by the weight of the dreams.

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Lyndsay John
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