Everyone should have a tiny place all their own. A place where they can think what they want, resolve questions they have about what they’ve learned so far and plan for possible futures.
Strangely enough, we all carry this place around with us, perched on our necks in an oddly shaped ovoid with flaps and protuberances and several openings and depressions thrown in just to help make each ovoid unique. Inside this bulbous, melon-sized protrusion, our brains are thrumming away at the critical business of the moment – breathing air, pushing blood, generating cells, metabolizing and excreting, seeing, smelling, feeling, hearing, tasting, moving.
If we cannot find a way to escape to our hidden place, if we do not make the time to do the special things a mind can do, we may have lives that are not all they might have been. If we do not pair learning with processing, processing with planning, and planning with acting, we may live only in our dreams which, while an attractive proposition while we sleep, cannot become our entirety.
Find your inner place and go there as often as you need. It’s yours alone. No one can enter. No one should enter. It’s as beautiful as you make it. If it is a scary place, face the fear and banish it to another realm. If it is a noisy place, learn where the volume knob is and turn it off. Unplug it. Make it quiet. It’s yours. You can do whatever you wish while you are there.
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