Posts Tagged ‘Clarity of Thought’

Three quotes I reread every day

July 1, 2017

Clarity, above all, has been my aim. I prefer a clear statement subsequently disproved to a misty dictum capable of some profound interpretation which can be welcomed as a “great thought.” It is not by “great thoughts,” but by careful and detailed analysis, that the kind of technical philosophy which I value can be advanced. [Bertrand Russell]

Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. [Bertrand Russell]

Quintessential: (1) of the purse and essential essence of something. (2) of or relating to the most perfect embodiment of something.  (I just love this word)

How I overcame brain fog

July 21, 2012

13 months ago I started having brain fog.

It was a great effort to think. Seeing the light on a subject required penetrating a heavy fog in my brain.

I thought perhaps it was due to poor and insufficient sleep. So I got more and better sleep. No help. I sought help from my primary care physician. No help.

Finally, a month ago I decided to try essential oils. I went to the vitamin shop and purchased flaxseed oil, omega 3 oil, and safflower oil.

In one day my brain fog was gone!

It was amazing.

That was a month ago and still no brain fog. I take the oils every day now.

Here’s what I take. I am a big fan of the Solgar brand, so all that I mention are Solgar. (I have no affiliation with Solgar)

– Flaxseed Oil — 1250 mg
– Omega 3 — 700 mg
– Safflower oil — 3 capsules

Seek clarity of thought? Here’s how

September 8, 2009

Are you struggling with a problem, but are unable to obtain clarity on a solution? Here’s an approach to get clarity that has worked for me: read a book with great clarity; that is, a book that expresses fundamental ideas in a simple, clear way.

I am on my fifth read of An Introduction to Mathematics by Alfred Whitehead. Every time I feel my thoughts getting muddied I pull out this book and read it. This book takes the complex subject of mathematics and describes its fundamental ideas with brilliant clarity. Reading this book brings clarity to my mind, in all of my thoughts.

Do you have a book that you enjoy reading because of its clarity of thought?