Clarity of thought examples
Structured thinking 101: clarity through storylines
After writing about brain fog the day before, it only seems appropriate to write about clarity today. What exactly do we mean by that? Most people, I believe, will respond that we’re talking about clarity, intelligibility, and sharp definition. However, some of us, especially those who are accustomed to singing the Divine Office in Latin, may want to add something unexpected to such a meaning of clarity. In Latin, the word clarus means “glory,” more precisely “divine glory” (cf the antiphons for Vespers on Holy Saturday). That elevates clarity to a new level. Just as I argued yesterday that the risk of the various forms of brain fog is that we use them as an excuse to avoid making the effort to differentiate between real and false, right action and wrong action, I will argue today that searching for clarification infuses a mundane, everyday task with divine glory.
Before I write, I always pray, and one of the things I pray for is that what I write is straightforward and honest. It should, I hope, be self-evidently important to be truthful; however, clarification isn’t always easy to achieve, and many would argue that it seems “simplistic” and “unprofessional.” (I’m thinking of the turgid prose that all too frequently hides the academic’s or expert’s thought when proclaiming to the rest of the world that he or she is the one who understands — and is keeping the secret close.) In an age where speed-reading and headline-skimming are becoming increasingly common, I am aware of how simple it is to fail to make one’s meaning clear; and even if one does make one’s meaning clear to one’s satisfaction, there will always be someone who uses terms and definitions differently and thus understands differently. However, this does not negate or diminish the relevance of the quest for clarification.
Communication skills: clarity
Anything that comes into your field of vision must be processed by your subconscious. When your home or workplace is cluttered and chaotic, the chaos and clutter trigger brain fog. In disorder, you can’t work efficiently or live thoughtfully. At least once a week, clear the clutter and reset to zero.
You do not realize how annoying the beeps and dings from your phone and blinking messages on your computer screen are because you are used to them. Even a minor distraction can take up to 15 minutes to recover from. Switch off alerts and, if you can’t resist the allure of your phone, turn them off while you’re focused on something else. It’s easier to get rid of distractions until you know they’re all self-inflicted.
Caffeine and sugar aren’t needed for your brain to function. Remove the calming substances you think you need for a week to prove it. Then gradually increase the amount of natural fuel you consume, such as greens and fresh fruit.
Every morning, spend a few minutes writing. If you’re having a very clear moment, write it down. If you’re having trouble getting straight, write it down as well. You will sometimes get down to clarity by writing out the diversion.
What is thought | explained in 2 min
“I believe that one thing that has stopped us from even conceptualizing mind-body processes is language. The fact that we use one kind of intangible language to describe the mind and another kind of material language to describe the body—languages that have no means of connecting—prevents us from realizing that these two types of phenomena are simply two manifestations of the same phenomenon, neither of which is more significant than the other and neither of which causes the other. We’d be better off if we could find out ways to communicate that enable us to think of the mind and body as one.”
“Effective communication turns your emotions, desires, and will into reality. It has an impact on people. It changes other people’s minds, wills, and desires. “Can you think of a better word to describe this method than magic?”
“It’s been said that there’s so much to read that you’ll never be able to fit it all in your mind. As a result, the writer who produces more words than he requires makes reading a chore for the reader. That is why, in my opinion, the shorter the brief, the bigger the sigh of relief from the reader.”
A great example of patience #hudatv
I adored the excitement of the students I taught in grades one and two. Their minds were wide open to fresh and fascinating ideas. All was brimming with possibility. We would spend a lot of time talking about words, playing word games, and creating with words because I believed that language fluency was essential for good learning.
The most recent proof of our linguistic explorations was still shown on the walls of my classroom. Many of the homophones we discovered, all of the words we might use to describe the wind, all of the happy and sad words we discovered, or a vocabulary relevant to the current topics under consideration will be documented on chart paper. There weren’t just some old records. We would add new words when they came up that could be integrated into one of the lists.
My aim was to get kids to pay attention to words and realize that they are both powerful and interesting. The ability to communicate clearly and precisely at this young age depends on them having a large vocabulary. I wanted them to learn new vocabulary and practice making word choices in order to find the best words to express their thoughts. I wanted my students to develop a habit of thinking and communicating clearly and precisely, which is an important Habit of Mind.