Sunday, April 7, 2013

somewhere between Socrates and Elvis

But closer to Elvis these days.

Somewhere between the extremes of, "An unexamined life is not worth living," and "A little less conversation, a little more action please," is the sweet spot for most people.

My personal sweet spot has been moving more towards Elvis recently, whether by necessity or some shift in my psyche - i don't know.

There just isn't as much reflection and metacognitive watching going on in my head, at least not in the realm of my husband and me.  I do think everything has it's place and purpose; certainly learning requires reflection and active participation mentally.

But i also think that there is probably a good deal of practicing i need to do - of just letting go and just doing or just being, more than i do now in any case.


  1. As a thinker, it's really easy to see how over-thinking gets in my way, yet much, MUCH trickier to let go of doing so. (Despite repeated scoldings by the mighty - of varied initials...)

    But yeah, the middle ground is really the most useful place to spend the bulk of one's time...

    Go forth and balance, young gg!!

    1. Jz - thank you - i think this is a matter or the balance finding (or forcing itself) on me. same endpoint though....

  2. Sometimes we just have to be "right where we are" and be fully present in the moment. That's not a bad place to be. The pendulum will swing back to a place of always does.


    1. nilla,
      in fact - it would probably be good for me to be in the moment more often, and - no doubt you are right. thank you

    2. and i strive for that as well. (Please do not feel compelled to reply to my reply, btw)...and Buddhist monks work a lifetime at it.

      I'm no Buddhist.

      But learning to be fully present?

      I'm trying.