..my ramblings give the wrong impression, more likely.
First, I do not CLAIM, I just give my own present Now which is a work in progress. I am far from an island to myself, yet at times I don't deny I crave moments like that!
How are you seeing self-consumed by myself, I wonder.
Yes, indeed. I guess it can 'look' like that, yet it is far from that.
That ole Serenity Prayer once more: (at least part of it
"God, Grant me the serenity;
To accept the things I cannot change;
The courage, to change the things I can;
And the wisdom, to know the difference.
No, I don't need challenging except by myself. I believe totally all I need to know is Within and I am am more than happy to concentrate that Way. To be challenged by others who have no idea of what I have experienced or for me to challenge them, wastes a lot of time. Explaining what another has no mind set for, or has moved from, or has yet to reach. That goes for me aswell, of course.
Physically, we can help those that need help. Spiritually, we can just share stuff we feel can help.
You must not get confused with any monk or nun like physical exile with the need for Knowing Oneself.
There is room, MUCH room, for me to KNOW JACKIE and to still have time and room enough in my life for Loving The World. I have a wonderfully most wished for family in my nest and they most surely do get my fullest attention. My own self moments are each moment I remember to be fully concious. Sometimes they are mere grabs, others I make the time.
It is NOT an either or / or Way. My Way includes all I can!
Actually, I see I was in some degree of error really in my post to you in that this IS, after all, a discussion Forum!
So apologies to all concerned. I guess I did what i did once before and thought you were in a sort of trapped position and wanted to give some maternal advice. When I did that once before, well. it backfired somewhat. So here I am, I guess, with the same lesson to learn until I have, well learend it! Haha.
Always a PLEASURE, my dear.
Fight your good fight and know you are Loved....
"Not everything that is true need necessarily be divulged to all men."