August 6

“For love of bustle is not industry, – it is only the restlessness of a hunted mind.” – Seneca

We all know someone like this, we might be someone like this, but we all at least know someone. When we can’t take a moment and sit still to rest our minds a moment. When we can’t seem to get into a book. When we need more than just the view and the sounds of Ocean when we do finally get a chance to get to the beach. When those things happen we need to take some time and reflect on why we are avoiding settling. What thoughts or issues do we not want to deal with.

If we’ve been the type of people who can’t sit still for a long time we might have a hard time digging into why we can’t allow our minds to settle. We might even need to involve a professional to help us get to the point where we can reflect and understand what is vexing us. Then we can learn the skills necessary to catch ourselves when we are avoiding our own thoughts and take the time to reflect and deal with ourselves.

This is probably the most important skill we can develop as we start along the path to becoming our best selves. Because if we can’t stop, reflect and deal honestly with ourselves, we will never be able to develop the skills we need to improve ourselves and help others.

And that should be the goal. Always.

virtus fortis vocat

 

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