Sunday 22 June 2008
Ruminating, In General
Let's just ruminate a little. I have been noticing lately, well, actually all the time, that it is difficult to relate to others 'in the moment' as opposed to dredging up the past. Is it our pasts that define us? Are we nothing more or less than what we have already done? I am thinking that there would be very little relating going on if, indeed, we were all 'in the moment' (for instance, this post). There would be absolutely NOTHING to talk about. Perhaps we would all be staring, deeply into each others eyes and asking the most inane question...'what are you thinking?'. There has been a time or two when I was asked that question and honestly, I had to make something up. If truth be told, I was ruminating about frivolous and trivial items on my to-do list or some such nonsense. I think I am embracing my superficiality. A friend once told me (see, I am dredging up the past even now), that " most of us live pretty unremarkable lives" and you know, that made so much sense to me and gave me such a feeling of relief.