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    On Mar 14, 2021 David Doane wrote:

    The two drops of oil in the spoon mean to me having a goal on which your focus is so locked that you miss out on other things. The challenge, sometimes very difficult, is to accomplish the goal without being so goal focused that you miss out on what is going on all around you. I've gotten on my computer having a goal to accomplishand yet being free to investigate related interests that add to my goal and not forget my goal. We have many goals. Most of my goals aren't my essence. The goal that is my essence is becoming all that I am. What helps me appreciate the world without forgetting my essence is keeping my vision open and not limiting it by focusing so intently on a particular goal that everything else is unseen. .

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