Sunday, September 12, 2010

killing time

While I was out on the web killing time instead of being productive. I ran across a blog that reads like I wrote it, In the Shadows by Shadowmoss. I found her blog through Brian Gore's blog goin' RV Boondocking .

So what did I take away from reading her blog? Not entirely sure. There are several musings.

Why do we have more things we want to do than the energy to do them?

Are we trying to meet the expectations that we think the world has for us and not what we really want to do? You can't serve two masters.

Or because we are not well 'domesticated' we find society's expectations overwhelming? I used the word 'domesticated' in the context of The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Because we tend to accumulate unnecessary stuff, is that where the lack of energy comes from? Feng Shui says the stuff you accumulate blocks the flow of energy in your life and you are, also, avoiding dealing with unpleasant life issues; and your local psychologist says so, too.

Are we adult ADD? We think about doing things, we plan the projects out, and we may even start the projects but the projects or chores just never get done. Our minds wonder off to something else or we get interrupted and we don't get back to 'whatever' to get it finished. So, the project is one more thing to weigh us down.

Or are we basically 'present hedonists' and are at emotional odds with our 'Protestant' upbringing which makes us so tired? Professor Philip Zimbardo video The Secret Power of Time

It is nice to know I'm not the only one out there that can't seem to 'git'er done'. The only solution I have seen or heard of, about the problem of 'no energy/too much stuff' is pretend you have the 'energy'. (psychology) You just keep putting one foot in front of the other until 'energy' becomes a habit. That whole scenario of pretending to be full of pep just makes me tired and frustrated thinking about it. Because I can only pretend (lie to myself) so long and I know it.

You know, I think the two, no energy and too much stuff, are related somehow or they are symptoms of the same problem. I will have to give that some thought and see what kind of research there is on the relationship of the two. More time to kill on the web! All right! LOL

Have a good day!



  1. Very interesting thoughts. I am always wondering rather not where my energy is but where my time is that I have all this energy for.
    Anyways, love your quilts and the vest for your daughter, very nice! LL

  2. Just now slowed down enough to wander by here. Thanks for the comment on my blog, and the post about it. Wow, interesting post and to think I inspired some of it! Yeah, stuff is waaay on my mind right now as I am still sifting through it. I will have stuff in TN, MO, and down in Honduras,and what I want is usually in one of the other 2 places. I'm thinking I shipped way too much stuff down there. It's a puzzle. I just spend $130 on tough boxes to store what will be here in MO. What I'll put in it isn't worth the $130. But, I'm buying time to put off the decisions on what to do with the actual stuff. That's why I have the storage units to begin with, so I don't have to think about the stuff right now.


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