Here’s an intro into this concept I use, the #1 and the #2 aspects of personality.
h3. About Today’s Show
Every now and then you’ve heard me refer to the #1 and the #2 personality. I talked about it briefly in some very early shows, but have been wanting to have one show that can be a reference. So if you are new to Beach Walks, you can just check out “102” to get an overview of the concept.
Why bother with this 1 and 2 business? I find it really helpful to separate mentally and emotionally from the parts of me that are stuck in the past or the future, or that have a limited view of what is possible, or that just feel overwhelmed by the complexity and frustrations that life sometimes tosses our way. The #2 gets stuck in it while the #1 can observe it and move on. It was a relevant topic for me today as I had a stream of irritations all day long!
I didn’t mention this in the show, but one of the most useful things to remember I think is that the #2 can pop in and take charge of my thoughts and feelings much faster when I am tired. The corollary that consciousness takes energy. Real, measurable, palpable, energy. Some days keeping the #2 in the background can be a real (I mean that literally!) workout. The muscles being built may not be the biceps, but they are powerful nonetheless.
Kaʻa: past, days gone by
ʻĀnō: present, now
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