Originally posted by Fish
The house is empty. It's Saturday. No sounds. No other people. You have a fleeting memory of good times spending weekends with someone you loved. But on this day you're alone. You pick up the phone -- but who do you call? What are you going to say? You are alone today -- like you were last night, like you will be tomorrow.
Gibran, the great poet says, "A tree cannot grow in the shade of another. Therefore let there be spaces in your togetherness." Without aloneness, closeness can begin to feel smothering.
Aloneness is a gift. Many people are searching for ways to create down time in their hectic lives. It can be a time of getting back to your Self, of re-centering, of coming home to your own life. Most sacred traditions, Eastern, Western, and Native recognize the need we have for this time. A person who cannot have an hour for him/herself a day, is not really a person.
So the first step is to create a space for the gift of aloneness. Think first about what you can do with this time and space. Is it time to read, to meditate, to play with the computer, to go walking -- or just to relax in your favorite spot? How would you like to use this alone time?
You may plan an activity in that alone time. If you are caught up in doing, doing, doing, I would encourage you to plan some time just to be - to relax -- and not feel like you have to fill it with some activity in order to make the most of it. Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing you can do.
Originally posted by tAd dude! i can see you have your share of hermitical way of living life. way to go monk. kahlil gibran rocks!!!THE PROPHET is a blast. reading it is as good as having an orgasm.
Originally posted by Sally_Sheerz
depends on the kind of orgasms you've had.
Originally posted by Fish Monk? Hahaha. Thanks, seminarian.