Big Thoughts on a Quiet Morning

Can we just stand still and be, I wonder?  How many of us get to a point where we can stop moving forward and live entirely in the moments that surround us? Just be? Is it only when we’re forced to by age or infirmness?

honeystuff

Bee sweet.

Did you know that “infirmness” is really a word?

words

Look it up.

*sigh* I don’t know. Linda’s blog post got me thinking.

I’m reminded of a conversation I had with my friend Maria a few years ago. We were collaborating on a project, discussing media and self-image. She wondered why Americans are so obsessed with self-improvement.  Beauty, health, wealth, charity, leadership, humility, spirituality, consciousness, acceptance, independence, community, happiness, peace, faster, slower, look beyond, look within…we’re constantly being tugged in different directions for the sake of being better.  When, she asked, are we enough?

You-Are-Good-Enough

Bam! In your face!

There’s no right answer. We constantly reach and stretch forward because we have to. Humans are social, curious animals whether we like it or not. Standing still for too long crumples our souls.

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2 thoughts on “Big Thoughts on a Quiet Morning

  1. Lovely post! I agree, standing still crumples our souls…we can look around and see those who have given up..just sitting around watching tv, sleeping hours and hours, nothing to see or do the ‘want’ has gone out of their lives.

    Well said!

  2. I like to think we are all enough as we are, but it’s kind of a hard sell for most of us! This is good food for some serious self-reflection, which as I say this, probably emphasizes the need for self-improvement. Alas!

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