I think it was Joe Campbell who said, "The world's full of people who have stopped listening to themselves." I wonder if people can even hear themselves? The vast majority are on their computers with their TVs blaring in the background, and tweeting or texting at the same time; so busy trying to connect with others, yet never slowing down and quieting their own lives or minds enough to be in touch with themselves. They seek to fill through social media what they would do well to fill just in getting to know who they really are and what they truly want their lives to be.
Fear also plays a role in creating detours that take us away from ourselves. Fear can be cleverly disguised as pragmatic, sound, rational reasons why we can't or don't make changes that would help us live more soul feeding lives. Fear even keeps our lives overly busy and preoccupied so we don't respond to our discontent whether it's in our relationships, our jobs, or our health.
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