Harvesting

DD Day 041 Week 07 Q1 Sunday, February 11, 2024

So, we have an infinite number of tools to address an even larger infinite number of ideas, but not an infinite amount of time. What’s that? How could one infinity be larger than another? Isn’t infinity just infinity? Well, no, it isn’t. One infinity can indeed be considered larger than another in the realm of mathematics. It’s a fascinating concept that defies our usual intuition about size, which I am not going to digress into here, but you can look it up.

Right now, I am more interested in harvesting than comparing infinities, but I did want to let you know, if you did not yet know, that infinities do come in different sizes, which relate to cardinality. I do, and I am sure that you also have more ideas than tools. And that both of these are, for all intents and purposes, infinite.

The amount of time, energy, and money we have, however, is not. Therefore at any 

Given any given moment in time, we could consider the very large, essentially infinite number of possibilities about what to think about versus the much smaller number of things we can do something about. This is where harvesting comes in. Not only can we plant more ideas than we can tangibly manifest or harvest, but we can also easily imagine even more ideas to plant than we can plant. Ah – those pesky different-size infinities again. 

Seriously, if you want to eat, monetize, or simply become competent at anything, then it is harvesting time. Harvesting is harder than thinking, dreaming, and speculating. 

How do you choose what to manifest when ROI is so multidimensional? I guess it depends on how you feel and what you need. What if you do not need anything? What if you have more food, friends, and hobbies than there is time to interact with? If you get more food and eat it, then you get too fat. If you already have unattended friends, why do you need more? And if you already infinitely digress into interesting black holes, reading, watching, and listening about many new topics all of the time. Do you really need any more directions to point your attention in?

Well, one place to start for me recently is with gratitude. Many of us have more options than we can deal with, and they are ever-increasing. We all have piles of books and folders full of pointers, so now it is harvesting time.

For me, a lot of the time, that means it is time to write a piece of music. And wait, are there not many unfinished pieces? Sure, but this morning, had another idea. Which asserted itself while was unconscious and somehow an hour went by and my fingers all on their own, well mostly on their own seem to have fallen into a pattern that does not want to stop playing itself. Like it or not – another unfinished work has materialized. 

Think it must be harvesting time.