Li's Blog: Practice periphery vision...that's where creative ideas live

Practice periphery vision...that's where creative ideas live


Evening Ocean View


Been practicing your periphery vision? Exercising your editing function? Reading a little philosophy now and again?

Raw data (even when speeded up) is not information.

The Japanese concept of forest bathing might be a way to allow one to remember how to be oneself, in the midst of all the speedy innovations, changes, inventions.

Just stopping to breathe, to appreciate Nature, might be one path to understanding the surround sound of our time? Hmmm.... Wasn't that the message of the Romantic poets and composers, as the agrarian world morphed into the Industrial Age?

Maybe it's time to re-read Alice Through the Looking Glass...Alice had to run very fast just to stand still. Yes, this was written for another era, the fully on Victorian industrial time, and was imagined by a mathematician...maybe the perfect story to rediscover for our binary age?

In change lies opportunity. Catch it!

2020 smiles hello.

 

 

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Comment balloon 29 commentsLi Read • January 28 2020 10:36PM

Comments

Li,

What a wonderful post.  Love your sentence, "In change lies opportunity. Catch it!"

Well done, A

 

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 4 months ago

Li- I love your post as well. If we're willing to open our minds and eyes to what is out there, just look what we might find. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 4 months ago

Hello Li - it's about truly seeing what's "out there".  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 4 months ago

A re-read can always invite new perspectives Li. I like your choice of material selection too.

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) 4 months ago

Thank you, all, for your savvy comments!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) 4 months ago

You know we approve this message. ;) FYI, we watched Sunday Morning news magazine and one of the features was about Raffi - the children's song writer and performer. I learned he lives on Salt Island and often attends the community market, I'm guessing during the drier months. Thought of you. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 4 months ago

Wish this one would get featured. So timely, otherwise some "might be late for a very important date."

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 4 months ago

Thank you very much for sharing this special message.

I hope you are enjoying a very productive month.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

Like others, I really like your line, "in change lies opportunity. Catch it!"

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 4 months ago

Good morning, Li Read what a thought provoking post... I love several statements you've made here.... but "in change lies opportunity. Catch it!" makes you stop and think.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 4 months ago

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 4 months ago

Good morning Li. I really enjoyed this and the agree the periphery is generally where it happens for me too. On a side note, please use a bigger font. Hard to read for me.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 4 months ago

Good morning. Nature truly does heal and center us. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 4 months ago

I just say Mandy Patinkin say this morning that it is in the diffcult times with challenges you learn the most.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 4 months ago

Thank you to all of you for your comments...most appreciated!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) 4 months ago

Good afternoon Li Read -  being willing to change opens you up to new possibilities.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 months ago

Li Read Great post, you certainly are correct with changes comes new opportunites, Happy Ground Hog Day

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) 4 months ago

I am so glad that Kathy Streib featured you!  Lets hear it for new opportunities! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 4 months ago

Another inspirational post....love the last line, and thanks Kathy for highlighting your post!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 4 months ago

Good morning Li Read ,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured you post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week. Love the last line and will commit to memory!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 4 months ago

Am so appreciative at hearing from you all...and very glad that Kathy brought my post to your attention.   Thank you!!!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) 4 months ago

I love forest bathing, I feel my worries/troubles/concerns drift away and just enjoy where I am. Good reminder.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 4 months ago

Excellent post, Li Read ... love the analogy of "peripheral" vision ...

Gene

 
Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 4 months ago

Hi LI:

What a thoughtful post this was, with some important messages to ponder.

I especially liked your second to last line..I just changed brokerages last week and this spoke to me loud and clear!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 4 months ago

First of all, I love your post, Li - and am in complete agreement with you!

Love this quote, "Just stopping to breathe, to appreciate Nature, might be one path to understanding the surround sound of our time..."

Secondly, RAFFI!  OMG, our son was home at Christmas and we had Alexa play some Raffi tunes and, despite it being decades since either of us had heard his songs, we remembered all of the words! We LOVED Raffi!  Thanks for making the connection, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Good Tuesday morning, Li.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

Li, when there is change needed, do it right away, don't wait, or your business will suffer.  Great post.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 4 months ago

Truly appreciate all of your comments!!!!!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) 4 months ago

Li Read - this is another example of how your soul shines through your writing. I like how you think and convey positive energy here on ActiveRain. Truly, you are a gift!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 3 months ago

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