Life is better than death because it’s less boring and there are fresh peaches.
The mind that links life, death, boredom, and fresh peaches is a free mind.
Everyone’s mind makes all kinds of links, but it takes practice to notice what those links are — we have a tendency to silence our originality lest others find us strange.
Practice: Notice. That’s all, simply notice.
Advanced practice: When you see yourself playing dominoes with your long-dead grandparents, use a word you’re surprised to find in your vocabulary, or do anything else that lands you in unfamiliar territory, identify the links that led you there.