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A Welcome Addition: The Law of Subtraction

I’ve done several recent posts on my Law of Subtraction, and it was the subject of the new audio offering of the Moneylove Club sent out to members this week. As I ponder and reflect on this concept, I can see an entire book focused on this approach to dealing with our information asphyxiation from the data onslaught online and elsewhere. So I wanted to share with you here a few thoughts from that 45 minute audio, plus a brand new strategy I just put into place in my own life this morning.

A Morning Stroll Through Cyberland

For a personal approach to implementing The Law of Subtraction to my life, this morning I instituted a process that puts a cap on the hundreds of possible Internet explorations and adventures I can have in any given day. For ten minutes, I am free to roam among the dozens of websites friends and colleagues send me, the interesting sites linked on Facebook, the sites linked to media articles I check out online. And that’s it, a ten minute visit. Now, if there is a site of particular interest that I think there’s any chance at all I will want to explore further, I just bookmark it, or put it in my “Not Now Folder.”

Normally, I don’t like to put caps or limits or restraints on any activity, but we’re getting to a point where enough is enough. We all need to create a Room With A View in our brains, to let in light and enlightenment, to reflect on our life experiences and aspirations, to create new ways of seeing and being. I may well decide to add an evening cyberland stroll to my schedule–this is, after all,  just an experiment in how to more effectively use my time and my brain.

Some specific thoughts from the Moneylove Club audio on The Law of Subtraction (which you can also read about when you download your free copy of the Moneylove Manifesto by clicking on the cover in the right margin):

you owe it to your brain to give it some relief from this constant cacophony of other people’s thoughts…

your computer can be the back-up memory for your brain…storing all that stuff that is jammed in there now.

We need to ask ourselves this basic question:  What information do I actually need to take into my mind, so that I can bounce it around, ponder it, may use it to spur creative thinking in certain areas, or give me a better sense of direction in my life, or bring me pleasure, profit, or useful knowledge. Everything else can go into files and folders in my computer’s hard drive.

And a quote that sums it all up from Swami Vivekananda at the end of the 19th Century in India:

Books are infinite in number and time is short. The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. Take that and try to live up to it.

Of course, in the 1890s, when Vivekananda said this, books were the main source of information and knowledge. Today we are inundated with multiple sources available every moment of every day, so even more selectivity is required. To take what is essential. The definition of “essential” is “of utmost importance” “basic” “indispensable.”

And here’s the essential question: How much of what you take into your mind, or are holding onto in your brain’s magnificent memory banks is essential?



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