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the in-between days redux

July 7, 2016

The time and space in between actions, when used to ruminate, is fertile territory for birthing possibilities to be acted upon. Without the in-between days novel thinking, creativity, hypothesis generation, etc. cannot exist, only action upon action i.e., hyperactivity.

Residing in the conflict that may arise during the in-between days, allowing for the dueling possibilities, helps jump-start the ego out of stasis. An individual exploring this territory must be at once courageous and humble because the quest takes place where the “doing” self and the “being” self intersect.

What does it feel like to do our lives and be our lives at once? When we achieve this congruency will we enjoy it for life?

What of the individual who masters the Do-Be-Do-Be-Do dance? The relentless and restless explorer? What if the discomfort of the quest, the insecurity and angst of the in-between days, and the potential of repeated failures do not scare her, but instead entices?

The in-between days become a source of comfort–a reminder that she is thriving and in motion … for life.

8- Magic Carpet-Pacific Grove

for the sake of clarity, ego defined: “The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity.”

[Originally posted 6.10.11 during another epoch of in-between days.]

 

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