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A brief break from infinite disruptions



“Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper intimacy with each other.” — Henri Nouwen

The woman in this photo is obviously enjoying her quiet time before her work shift begins. It was a little after 10 a.m. when I saw her sitting outside her place of work taking long and welcomed puffs on her cigarette and occasionally sipping hot coffee from the cup near her. At times we all need to mentally and physically dissociate ourselves from infinitely impinging noisy environments or social settings that tax our mental reserves and sanity. If I were a smoker a cigarette the size of a telephone pole and a barrel of hot coffee would fit the bill nicely. —  gc

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Quote of the week: “What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn't make it worse. Not being open about it doesn't make it go away. And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn't there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it.” ― Eugene T. Gendlin, Focusing

8 Comments on A brief break from infinite disruptions

  1. You would be some kind of smoker, Gerry! 😀

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  2. I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. Here is the link if you would like to accept:

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  3. Love the metaphor. I can relate to needing a LOT of time for reflection and solitude to feed my capacity to connect with others

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    • I have found that inner reflection leads to an outer awareness and acceptance of others. It is also a good idea to read a lot as well. Whatever you want. The words read will eventually make a lasting impression on your mind and then you will be anle to transcribe these thoughts to your readers.


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