I have read two books on Zen in the martial arts (one specifically about martial arts and another about Zen in archery). While they both were a little too obsessed with "Eastern mysticism" for my tastes, the archery one in particular, they did both serve as good fodder for deep thought.
I've also started reading a self-help book, and finding it quite triggering, but also making me think. As with most things that make us grow, it is an uncomfortable read; confronting not just because it brings up painful traumas of my past, but shows also things that I've been guilty of. It's good, I think, to be reminded that none of us are perfect, and we all bear responsibility for our lives. It's also a good reminder to try and stay mindful, something that I have a lot of difficulty when my temper has been roused (which is, thankfully, not often these days).
All of that is also swirling around my head.
Then, last night I got to spend some much-needed time with a good friend (thanks, Tom! It was lovely), and we watched Ghost in the Shell. I have so many thoughts about that bouncing around my skull, in addition to everything else that's been crammed in there over this past week.
My thoughts are currently soup.
That, of course, means that I'm pretty much useless currently. No doubt, when not focussed on a specific task, my eyes are glazed and distant.
If you happen across me and I look out of it, that's why!
It also means that I can't focus well today. When I've sorted things out, I'll post a review of Ghost in the Shell, and it'll be a long one, I'm sure.
Until then, it's back to reading and plenty of self-care. I'm still pretty tired from a busy three days!