To keep the mind space open, we need some form of contemplative or meditative practice. This has been the most neglected in recent centuries, substituting the mere reciting and “saying” of prayers, which is not the same as a contemplative mind and often merely confirms us in our superior or fear-based system. One could say that authentic spirituality is invariably a matter of emptying the mind and filling the heart at the same time. [Richard Rohr, Daily Meditation 8.8.14]
I’m discovering things that are probably pretty much commonsense, just NOT to me. They float up and catch my gaze. It is like having magical glasses and I can see what things look like from other perspectives.
I still resist BEing too intentionally introspective. I think I DO this BEcause most of the people I’ve lived my Life round weren’t/aren’t “into” too much introspection.
I so dislike the feeling that I am a joke, less than, somehow, BEcause I contemplate things far BEyond my bellybutton!!! And share them out loud.
Probably I should BE grateful to cancer for the gentle but swift kick in the bum. I’ve BEgun to see things I never thought existed. My fears and tentativeness, others have them, too.
And people aren’t just “NOT into,” intentional introspection.
They are just NOT living inside my skin.
I love you, Currie