Friday, June 29, 2007

time to think

For the first time in my life I have time to think. When my life was full of doing things; working, driving, reading, watching TV, doing chores, eating, talking, socialising, any spare time to think was never an option. I was so tired in the evenings I just fell asleep.

Now, while I am often tired after a hard days work, I don't have AC in my vehicle nor do I have electricity at home, I tend to go to sleep early. I have time. I don't fall asleep as quickly, as often I have a brief noon siesta after lunch to get a burst of energy to carry me through the rest of the day.

This is my thinking time. It is said that one should not think too much as it is a sure way to get depressed. That maybe for those whose lives are so full of demands or others whose lives are meaningless, so they can be so busy, they don't have time to be depressed. I am in the dark so I cannot jot down the pearls of wisdom that come to my head at that time. I do have my trusty maglite under my pillow for emergencies.

Thinking can be relaxing and helpful to focus on today, and plan for tomorrow. Like all things its what we do with the thinking that is important.

I believe it is a pleasure to be able to think and have the time to do so. I don't mean meditation here.That is a very different thing. What you think about is up to you, as long as it is good thoughts. Positive thinking as some would put it is good. This can include a fantasy.

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