Apt description of an ENTP, btw, Phoenity. Ne does like to think out loud and make you privy to it's travel. My ENFP sister does it too to a certain extent - the stream of consciousness thinking-aloud - but my ENTPs are way more prone to it, like it's a necessary part of their thought process.
How do you do that? I know it takes a lot of practice and I'd gotten some of the mental asanas down, but kicking my brain into a positive neutral is very difficult. How does Phoenity get there from here?Recently I've discovered I can feel more present by actually not doing anything at all, just existing in the moment, where I'm only paying attention to the senses coming in, and not thinking.
Doing requires sensing + thinking, and sometimes intuition. Being requires only sensing. Being = tranquility.
Very interesting. What I see in my head (as I tend to live there a lot, for better or worse) is more real to me than what's in front of me. My brain seems to think that all solid objects aren't what they seem and are just waiting on a sort of transmogrification to occur. I don't know why I think such a thing, but I always have, which led to all manner of confusion and disillusionment when I was a child. (And it might explain my total 1980s childish love for Transformers! hahah!)There are times when I get in my head, I let go of my grip on the present moment, and I'm thinking of the past and future, exploring my weak imagination. I'm no longer thinking about senses from my immediate environment, but rather events from the past about things I've learned and experienced, or intuitions into the future of how an idea might work out or visions of a situation occurring at a time that has yet to come. These visions are never as real as the moments I sense. They occur to me as very vague general ideas, lacking a lot of the detail that I sense from the present. I could never paint a picture from my head with as much detail as I could paint if were actually looking at what I was painting.
On break, I used to sit around with my box of cereal making up stories about the machines in the garage. I do that with everything. Give it a name, make note of the personality, etc. Again, not sure why I do that.
I can understand how off-putting it would feel. I'm never sure of what my Ni is trying to do to me, but since I have no control over it and never have had control over it, there's a sort of tacit understanding between us. When it gets on a tear, it's hard to dissuade it, like a time machine having a seizure.Since my thinking into the past or future always appears so vague and blurred, I tend to want to stay in the present. It's like the present is a more natural, comfortable place for me to be, my grounding anchor, so I can rely on being there and trust that it is exactly what I sense it to be, instead of traveling through time in my mind not being sure what things are.
Well, it's complicated - my Ne using sister could probably describe it better because her intuition moves in an orderly fashion whereas mine makes spider webs. My Ni decides there's something it wants to do, and it just takes me with it, like I'm a tiny purse-sized chihuahua that can't protest. lolSo, I'm very curious to hear from the other side. How do you go about traveling through time in your mind, the sloshing that you described?
I never feel like people are dead. They aren't because of the sloshing. And since I have a long memory, I feel the loss of life as if it happened that moment. My ESTJ mother tells me I've always been that way. The past and unrealized future are always intruding. It's like reading a book from the beginning, then suddenly the end, then suddenly the middle and then the end again, and then the beginning.
Naturally.I enjoy doing, but it's the non-doing that allows me to recharge from doing. I have to have both in order to feel a sense of balance.
And when I want to clear my head, I get up and walk. A reverse, perhaps.
Might as well enjoy the fruits of your labor.An example would be the mountain view in my avatar that I climb up to regularly. I enjoy the challenge of pushing myself to ascend to the top as fast as possible, trying to do it faster than I did the time before. Once I get to the top and my challenge is over, doing is no longer the objective. So I spend an hour or however long I please just being up there and my focus is only on enjoying my senses. Doing comes again when I run down the backside.
Which peak is this?