(Part 14 of 34 in Study inspired by Pakour & Art du Déplacement by V. Thibault)
I reached section 5, and got stuck.
It’s obvious the key idea of section 5 is mindfulness. So I started by thinking about “mindfulness in Parkour practice.” But I wasn’t able to find a compelling thread to unify my thoughts. I came away from a few writing sessions with nothing of value. Eventually it occurred to me to circle back and reconsider my writing process.
I reread this whole series and — aside from, “Wow, I suck at writing!” — it struck me that I have been “unpacking” each of the first four sections. My process has been to sift each section for a key idea, and then simply spend time thinking about that specific idea:
What exactly does the idea mean?
Do I already know and understand the idea?
How does it relate to my Parkour practice?
What other areas of knowledge does it relate to?
But section 5 is already short and to-the-point and doesn’t need to be unpacked.
I’m so META Even This Acronym:
Stop the presses! It seems I have just discovered the concept of being mindful of the writing process. /sarcasm
I am actually writing something about section 5 now that I have a different plan.