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Friday, June 25, 2004

A little escape

I like to escape for a while. When everyone else is asleep, I can escape into my own little world. Thinking, pondering, drinking diet Dr. Pepper...the good things in life. I think it helps me get to the real thoughts in my mind. You know, the things that go beyond automatic pilot. I get to have a little unrestricted creativity. And I like it.

I am grateful for a little escape.

1 comment:

jegtogo said...

I once interviewed for a job... middle manager-ish in nature. My interviewer and I passed an office (vice president, I might add) and he had his feet up on the desk and hands behind his neck. Mind you, it was 3 in the afternoon, so by any traditional standards, lunch was over. So a bit later and in a hushed voice I asked my interivewer what the deal was with the 'slacker', though I did not use those words. "Oh," he said, "that's our vp of marketing. He get's paid to think. He's thinking up good ideas." This was great for me - to see that this was possible. In my career (and I assume for many others)... we go to work and work all day, but what kind of thinking do we do? Most of our brain power is held captive to work and reacting... and maybe even being proactive. But I rarely took the time to stop and think... mostly because of guilt - work, work, work, that's how it's supposed to be.

Same deal for my spiritial life. The short version is that I have spent more time over the last year with just me and God than perhaps the last 10 years combined... just thinking. It has made a difference. I know God better. I see how God sees me better. I feel more comfort and resolve in my life. Thinking is good.