“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
Don’t lose sight of just “being” …
Yes … these days I spend a great deal of time examining my life and the feelings I gather from it, and asking questions aimed at understanding my deeper self. “Self-awareness” has become integrated into my day-to-day life, and the resulting changes have been significant.
Though it seems worthy to work so hard to improve and grow … something needing deep commitment … I am realizing that I must also allow time to just “be” … be who I am in this moment and smell the sweet fragrance in the wind … feel the freshness of the breeze … feel the rhythm of the earth beneath my feet. I see that I must “be” at times, and be focused on growth at times too … and it takes my conscious attention and intention to ensure that I maintain a balance between both in life because it is very easy to slip to far to one side and see everything as analysis rather than simply living life.