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Monday, February 28, 2011

Lately, I have been choosing to let go of the chores and even some things I enjoy to find a bit of escape in a good book. It's an escape, for sure from the everyday hum of living a busy life but also, a way to achieve a state of mind that has no connection to real world obligations.

The household responsibilities will wait. The clutter is patient, even if I am not. My jobs, don't literally come home with me but, there are always routine tasks that must be completed. They can also be put off.

My participation on Spark is usually well spent with logging and social interaction but, also a commitment that drains time. Keeping track of my nutrition and fitness are important but, only one component of my path to health. And although, I do enjoy the verbal sparring and talk of politics on the threads, I find myself very picky lately in what discussions I participate in. It's not that I don't care or that I don't have an opinion. I'm just seeking some serenity. I need that as much, if not more than the jolt of adrenaline that follows the jib and jab of political debate.

I certainly get enough exercise and social stimulation. My diet, while not perfect, is pretty darn good. I'm living a comfortable life, like my jobs and love my family and have great friends. I should be able to lose this weight. So what's missing?

Serenity. It's part of the equation for sure. We all live busy lives. We all have responsibilities, chores and commitments to keep but, how many of us actively seek serenity? I think we must escape once in a while whether it's into a good book, a walk in the woods, the sanctuary of prayer or the zen of meditation.

I've realized that I must actively seek this peace and tranquility in order achieve my goals.....

I need to feed my soul.
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    Good thoughts. emoticon
    2449 days ago
    soooo it-- take what you need for yourself.. we could all use more of that.. too bad our society doesn't encourage it more..
    2453 days ago
    Important realization..serentiy and a life of balance are so neccessary to happiness and wellbeing!
    2455 days ago
    Definitely! Reading, for me, is one of the enjoyments that has been pushed to the background - of necessity - as children come first and I get obsessive about finishing a book :P But I do look forward to losing myself in stories again some day in the future. At the moment I find my serenity in exercise... it is my indulgent 'alone time'.
    2455 days ago
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