Saturday, July 30, 2016
Sometimes I am a part of something, and sometimes I am simply apart. When I get up in the morning I have some silence and solitude, apart from the outside world and my inside parade of thoughts. This meditation time is for getting connected with my interior, spiritual self. I want to be together, all my parts one. Then I can go forth and participate, be part of the day, with people and situations, with compassion, and listening. A member of a team, participates, as in soccer and baseball, and business groups. When I do singular things, like run, I do not participate. I am alone. Even with a group, I am way behind. No one is waiting for me to catch up. Now if I don't get into that morning mediation, I enter into the day "apart" from everything. I isolate. I have low levels of compassion and fail to listen adequately. I am all about me, not a team player. I want to contribute to a world larger than me, be a part of that world. Isolation is a slippery slope.