Consider or Enter – Nepo

For furcissy   sometimes you have to stop analyzing and just be 🙂

Consider or Enter

“If you try to comprehend air
before breathing it,
you will die.”

We can only consider things so long. After a while, all the information – all the options and opinions – will begin to weigh us down. After our deeper eyes have seen the situation, all the well-meaning voices telling us what we should or should not do will start to feel like strings we can’t cut through.

This was poor Hamlet’s fate. He overthought his life away. He over-considered which way to go until he felt stalled and oppressed by just being in the world. It is natural enough to be cautious and thoughtful, especially when faced with important decisions, but often the only way to know what awaits us is to live it.

This brings to mind the revelation that came upon a Hindu sage centuries ago. One day in the middle of their morning prayers, the sage suddenly rose and ushered his students away from the monastery. He rushed about them and shooed them back into life like little ducks, proclaiming, “The day is to be experienced, not understood!”

The Book of Awakening – Mark Nepo


4 thoughts on “Consider or Enter – Nepo

  1. Thank you.
    Defining myself within this life is a tough one because of the experiences I have had with rejection purely based upon labels. These moments of breaking me down into parts don’t happen that often, but I’m finding this one a bit intriguing as it is like a system completing itself in some ways. This doesn’t really change the outcome of my day to day. I still live, I still breathe, and I still hope for good things.

    Take care.

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