Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Information is always available. On the news, in conversation and general commotion, you can’t help but hear it. 
   Do you listen? 
   Do you hear what is being said, by others or yourself? 
   What someone says often differs from what others have heard. 
   Do you recognize the patterns that infiltrate common thought? 
   Who will listen? 
   We all have bits of information and convincing concerns rattling about our heads — you know the ones; the ones that keep coming back — that are varied and confusing. By talking them out we are allowed to remove them from our minds and better address them openly. 
   An open mind. 
   It all comes from talking, and through listening, mainly to your self. 
   Talking things out allows you to gain greater perspective to all the concerns, issues and problems you may be experiencing. 
   We all have problems . . . I know I do. 
   Talking them out seems to help. 

11/27/2023                                                                                                j.g.l. 

take the time

Forgiveness, thankfulness, mindfulness, gratitude; we don’t take the time as frequently as we should to express what is important to those who are important. We are all human. With all we all have going on, it is too easy to forget where we are, or drift away from where we were. It takes time. It takes effort. It takes honesty. It is hard to find the time. It’s harder to make the time. Now is the time.

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Enjoy your day in your own way.

11/24/2012                                                                                                    j.g.l.

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on May 15, 2023 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Routinely we are focused on what is ahead.
   As we continue striving to move forward, and we do or we try, we seem to be living in the shadow of what has happened or going through the motions of making it happen.
   Somehow the process of progress is so ingrained in us that we fail, or fear, taking the time to simply be in the present. Instead of living in the moment, we are truthfully loosing the moment by not paying attention to where we are.
   I noticed Saturday.
   On the way to an appointment, and realizing I was earlier than I intended (or needed) to be, I stopped half a block away and sat for a moment to collect my thoughts.
   I looked above me to the tree I was enjoying the shade of, now fully leaved in the resplendent greens of spring. A week back, if I even noticed as I walked on, the tree at the time was, like me, simply trying to get by.
   I can’t recall.
   I hadn’t bothered looking up or looking around.
   I didn’t take the time to check in with my surroundings
   It is sad really, we all seem so pointlessly busy and caught up in the process.
   If we are all hoping for progress, we should at least take the time to notice.
   Take a little time today to simply be.

05/15/2023                                                                                                            j.g.l.


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