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Clear Your Cache

“People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.” – J. Michael Straczynski

My team at work just finished a major project – converting 42 websites/databases to another platform in 11 months due to a merger – over 3000 hours of additional work. We celebrated this tremendous team effort and accomplishment this week.

During the conversion process, we often had to “clear our cache” or tell others to do so to see the website updates. The cache stores images, files and web pages to reduce load time when downloading. If you don’t clear it, you can’t see the latest version because it’s storing “the past.” We are going to order t-shirts with “clear your cache” imprinted on them to commemorate this often used phrase.

It’s actually pretty good advice for daily living too. By clearing our “mental cache” – assumptions, judgments, biases, stereotypes, cynicism, foregone conclusions, filters – we can see a new world – the latest version that’s unedited, uninhibited and in vivid, brilliant color.

Clear your cache!

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ascension Angels #

    Reblogged this on Ascension Angels and commented:
    Thank you Kathie 🙂

    May 3, 2014
  2. I love that term. I’ll remember it when I need to let go of mental clutter.

    May 3, 2014
  3. Reblogged this on alaskasretrievers.

    May 3, 2014
  4. In the Stillness of Willow Hill #

    It’s nice to regularly ditch another long held assumption….then stand back and see how the Truth appears.

    May 3, 2014
  5. So very true! Thank you for following me at Triggershorse. – Fawn

    May 4, 2014
  6. a great yet simple recommendation – very nice piece

    May 11, 2014
  7. Reblogged this on Totally Inspired Mind… and commented:
    Awesome post and so well said by my friend at Cast Light for your reading enjoyment.

    Paulette L Motzko

    May 19, 2014
  8. Thanks for the like on jamesmatter.wordpress.com. I like this thought– there are so many ways to express it, but there can never be too many. You might also be interested in “The Map is not the Territory” http://jamesmatter.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/the-map-is-not-the-territory/ which is another take on how our assumptions distort reality.

    June 1, 2014

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