For some fun, rainy day dog fun http://poidogz.blogspot.com/2008/05/perspective-into-each-life-rain-must.html ....
I've really worked hard to stay in the moment and address things as they arise. One of the things I've addressed is sometimes I just need some time for me-non productive, drinking tea on the porch time with my dogs. And there is no need to create drama or trauma in order to justify that-just sitting down and taking the moment works as well, if not better.
My therapist asked me the other day what I thought dropping out of corporate america, moving to Oklahoma City and becoming introspective was going to BE like. I laughed and said, "Honestly, like a spa visit or something...." Nothing is ever quite that simple, is it?
Something Ekhardt Tolle said during an Oprah session resonated with me, and I remembered it today. He said something to the effect that sometimes the best way to begin to figure out who you are is to understand who you are not.
I think that is true. There are pieces of me all over the place, but none of those pieces defines the total of who I am or who I want to be. And, maybe the thing I want most is not to be defined in the first place.