A Quiet Voice Speaks Softly

May 09 2006

When you spend all day either working or entertaining yourself, you never have to spend time just quietly sitting still with yourself.

But it is in those moments of quiet stillness—when you can actually hear planes overhead—when you make your most profound realizations about yourself. You begin to see glimmers of your ideal future. You ask yourself why you’re still here, when you’ve always wanted to be there but haven’t done anything about it.

For many, that voice is scary. So they drown it out with Kevin Spacey and Halo.

(Myself very much included. Far too often.)

Comments:

Stephen Why is listening to your goals scary? It is only your admission to yourself that you aren’t who you want to be or doing what you want to do. Easily solved by being who you want to be and doing what you want to do. If your desires change, then change with them. Don’t force yourself to continue doing something because you feel that since you’ve already spent so much time on it, then that time would have been wasted. If you enjoyed what you were doing when you did it, then it isn’t possible for that time to be suddenly misspent.

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