Full Circle


Chapter One: The Blog

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”
John Foster Dulles

Bits and Pieces from a Grasshopper Mind is a blog technique I will be using to write this book so that I do not have to follow the templates found in the books I purchased thinking I would learn how to write a novel. I poured over them, all twenty-eight of them, and not one suggested I write the way I write.

Grasshopper is a book that will create a metamorphosis in your mind, which allows you come out thinking how you can use what you have experienced.

Have you noticed that unique thinking is round and comes full circle? What does full circle mean? According to Merriam-Webster it means: through a series of developments that lead back to the original source, position, or situation. Just the sheer recognition of knowing that approaching thinking in a circular way is enough to begin this process. Circular thinking must be done in a coil effect so that in circling around you can come to the center.

Completion is a task in which many of us find ourselves in limbo. You procrastinate until you can’t even remember what you were going after or what you were going to do in the first place. This is why thinking round is the perfect solution. You have to start, but where? You may start anywhere on the perimeter of the circle, go around and around using the coil effect until you end up in the middle and then you have covered all of the territory. Again, you have made the full circle. What you have learned and what you will do with this new enlightenment is your personal, individualized metamorphosis. You have lived fully, you have thought the entire circumference of the issue, you have circled around to the middle and you have analyzed to obtain the truth of the matter.

Personal, individualized metamorphosis comes from being in the middle of the moment and grasping what you know, mixing it with what you have learned, resulting in a newly- formed vision. What you will do with this prophecy is the plan that will change your life. Coming full circle will be your in-depth, extraordinary, all-inclusive hopefully forward-thinking result of the process.
Coming full circle is as easy as getting up in the morning, the starting point. Brush your teeth, use the toilet facilities, brush, wash, comb your hair and get dressed. You go along, completing your daily routines, using your newly acquired thinking round expertise, and then circling back home to the starting point.

All books on writing say you have to follow a template. Follow a formula, and the rules of beginning, middle and end. If every task is now round having no beginning, middle and an end, then why should I follow an old-fashioned template? I offer you this piece of work, Bits and Pieces of a Grasshopper Mind as a rounded progression. A grasshopper hops here and there, just everywhere. You think it is random, but he knows his purpose. You are only the observer, as I am in Bits and Pieces. The grasshopper has easily distinguished characteristics, diversity, range, and biological camouflage, which aid in its survival. We are all interested in survival methods. The grasshopper eats and excretes, has a nervous system, which is highly sensitive, reproduces, and has circulation and respiration systems, which support its life. We are all interested in supporting life. The term, “Grasshopper” sometimes is used in reference to an inexperienced person, who “ has much to learn.” I bring you this rounded succession of observations as a person who has much to learn.

Our sun, our life force, rises forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon does the same and both life-giving entities are round. The moon in its phase’s, waxes and wanes formulating its full circle. The seasons of our earth as the seasons of our lives form a circle in the changing and coming back again to where they began. The life of a man is a circle. Go forth and come back to your starting point full of worldly knowledge, full compassion and a full circle of understanding.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Connie Forster
    Jan 02, 2008 @ 17:39:26

    This is so right we do go full circle, you have a problem you debate it with yourself, back and forth, this way and that and end up back at the beginning. The grasshopper does this well. one thought leads to another then back again, we know where we’re going or do we, yes we
    do, but we jump, back to the original thought again. What we’ve learned over time, brings a memory, what we have to learn makes us think ahead, therefore we are grasshoppers again.
    We do something that we do every day or week or whenever then
    suddenly, we remember and the grasshopper goes again, a word from someone does the same thing. It just goes on forever, anything can make us be a grasshopper.
    Go with it see where it goes, little grasshopper.


  2. sheila clapkin
    Jan 02, 2008 @ 18:40:12

    Oh my you are so right. We are all little grasshoppers!! We do think in full circles debating here and there, with a purpose and with ourselves. Remember though, we must coil into the middle. I did forget to mention we need to get to the middle to be able to view all that we have seen and done.


  3. Emily Goerss
    Jan 07, 2008 @ 15:33:58

    We all have basic needs, even the grasshopper. With their long hind legs they jump for food or in search of a most tasty leaf. When that is no longer satisfying, on they go to a new experience or taste. In this way our mode of thinking and spurts of creative thinking can be unleashed by Bit and Pieces. When one later connects the dots, a basic experiece may unfold. Our computers can capture this spontaneous action or reaction. In between these bursts of creative thoughts our lives move on but we are able to capture our inner feelings and quest for meaning. If not then,a cocktail consisting of creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and cream also known as a Grasshopper can calm or enhance our experiences!


  4. John
    Feb 17, 2008 @ 06:40:00

    Very Nice! Thanks!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: