What is a Mind Squirrel?

black_squirrelMind Squirrel (n.): A thought that scurries around in one’s head and won’t leave until expressed. It can often be annoying or make a real mess of things if not captured and humanely released.

We are thinking all the time. This does not just happen when we are awake. Our dreams are like a massive mental dump getting rid of all that stuff in our minds that we did not get out while we were awake. Even people who are stoned, drunk, or having some out-of-body trip are thinking.

My problem, and you may have this too, is that I have so much stuff going on in my head that I don’t know what to do with it. I ignore it most of the time. Or, I might Tweet it. But I don’t reflect on anything that way. I observe something, it jumps around like a squirrel in my mind, I spit it out some how if I am lucky, and then go about my day as if nothing happened.

But something does happen. I thought of something. When we think of something how much energy do we waste by not expressing it? I want the squirrels out of my head. The only way I know how to do that is to give them a home.

This is the home for my mind squirrels. Maybe you have a few nervously making a mess out of your mind that you want to share?

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