Experience Life Instead of Solving it

Waking Spirals

 

“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”
― Frank Herbert

 

We humans tend to be problem-solving animals. For many of us, set a puzzle in front of us and we will work at it, if not consciously then somewhere in the back of our minds. When we don’t have problems to solve, we create them. We hear something that a friend or loved one says and we ask “Now what did they mean by that?” “How did that get there?” “Where did I put my glasses / phone / wallet?” “Why do hot dogs come in packages of eight while hot dog buns are packaged in sixes?” We ask the larger questions and to ask implies that there is an answer “How did I come to be here?” “How did everything else come to be here?” “How do I do this?”.

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Cabin by the Ocean

Jimsonberry

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Picture of vacation Rental

I have so many things to say I feel as if a blood-curdling scream that lasts 12 hours wouldn’t cover 1 percent of it. It’s the start of a new quarter today and the classes I’ll be taking are exciting: Teaching of Psychology & Principles of Instructional Design. I thought I’d be more prepared today, but I have to say last quarter was stressful with life issues. The week I had off from school I did get some chores done, but my spirit was exhausted. I slept last week more than I normally do in one month’s time. I am dreaming about my new home, Barcley, and being finished with school. Although I am not doing this for my parental unit, I would love them to still be around once I earn my doctorate. Having the ol’ coot & Queen beam with pride for having a…

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