Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I was mulling over just what it was I was trying to articulate for today's post, and while processing, I read this by my friend, Kario. That's what I'm trying to say: few things are harder, or more rewarding, than sitting in silence with yourself.

Look around, we're all numbing ourselves with food, alcohol, work, gambling, shopping, Facebook, busyness, you-name-it. So few people know how to just "be." When you come across one of them it's noteworthy. I'm working on being one of those people - the be-ers of this world, after 49 years of being a major do-er.

It is hard. But it's getting easier. Not there yet. Not even close to there yet. But I've tasted the nectar of the stillness gods, and it is sweet.

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4 comments: said...

I love this new you.


kario said...


I love you as a do-er and I'm certain I'll love you even more as a be-er. Once you get past the sheer terror of being quiet and still, it is kind of nice. I've gotta practice that.

Anonymous said...

I'm working on being instead of doing as well. It's not easy but I am ever so slowly learning.

Brenda said...

I am terrible about sitting in silence. My version is blogging. AND thank YOU for leading me to Kario's post. LOVE it.