Defining My Integral Self

I’m watching the NCAA Final Four and setting up this blog on Wordpress. And now that I’m ready to write my first post, the question is “what categories will I create for this blog?” Which got me thinking about categories in general…

I’m watching the NCAA Final Four and setting up this blog on WordPress. And now that I’m ready to write my first post, the question is “what categories will I create for this blog?”

Which got me thinking about categories in general. WordPress makes you define categories for your blog posts. It’s not hard to do and you can change them at any time but the process is still important to me. How do I define myself using categories? I’ve done it before using programs like Tony Robins’ Time of Your Life and Integral Institute’s Integral Life Practice. The problem I find with a category based organizational system is in the correlation of energy to category. I feel like I should be balancing my energy to my categories. But how do you measure the amount of energy needed to fulfill or justify a category?

So as an experiment, I’m going to use as few categories as possible and instead use tags to mark my posts. You’ll see my tag cloud in the sidebar. Why not let my energetic focus define who I am rather than defining who I am and then focusing my energy on fulfilling that definition?

Let’s see what happens…