In the essence of just being,

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

4 thoughts on “In the essence of just being,

  1. We call just being ‘bibbling’. We don’t always even have to have a nice view: we just have to switch off. I’m not sure if it’s odd or not, to just sit and stare into space and contemplate, but each of us in the family has moments when we do this; in truth, we couldn’t live without them 🙂 Great post, Linda.

  2. Your images are fantastic but what I really like about this post is your point about how awe-inspiring the bigger picture can be. I know that perspective is often something I forget. It’s important to remember it. Thank you!

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