Somebody said to me the other day that they find it complex to just be – to just be with themselves, without stimulation, without somebody else to deflect the attention from intense self examination.
I wanted to say, what are you afraid of? Just being doesnt mean you necessarily have to like yourself – not by any manner of means. It does however mean that you get the time to think, to review and to plan. It means you get to realise when you’ve been a complete moron and learn something from it and it also means you can smile and metaphorically pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
Personally, the most important thing for me in just being is realising just how awe inspiring the bigger picture is …….
To one who has been long in city pent, ‘Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven, – to breathe a prayer Full in the smile of the blue firmament. ~John Keats, Sonnet XIV