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Never being challenged

markdohle

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Never being challenged

I often wonder what life would be like being alone,
no other, just me, by myself,
without the bother of others or their problems,
or endless opinions and ideas,
not to be pulled this way and that,
or needing to control my responses
because of some inner turmoil or unease.

In other words,
never being challenged.

If alone, all that being pulled around by others
would be me being submerged by inner chaos,
as well as being infallible in my ideas
for who is there to challenge me?

My world would be me,
and endless cycle of self-talk,
a majority of one,
perhaps leading into insanity
for my world would just be me.

I wonder if that is what hell will be,
eternal insanity,
never being bothered by anyone,
just me by myself.






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it would be, many of us know that.

cutting others off until no one was left.

and those whowerre abandoned by all.

 

 

-@oh passing stranger in this even stranger land

we are from and will return together

today can you catch my trying eyes

looking at you or away we need to bless all as we pass!_!%

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If you have an enquiring, open mind then such an experience need not necessarily be negative.

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3 hours ago, sees said:

If you have an enquiring, open mind then such an experience need not necessarily be negative.

Well, a person with an inquiring mind would not isolate so completely I believe.  Though, many do learn how sterile isolation can be, as opposed to being with others.  Solitude is good, isolation not so at all.  Thanks for bringing that up.

Peace
mark

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3 hours ago, Matterundermind said:

it would be, many of us know that.

cutting others off until no one was left.

and those whowerre abandoned by all.

 

 

-@oh passing stranger in this even stranger land

we are from and will return together

today can you catch my trying eyes

looking at you or away we need to bless all as we pass!_!%

Cynicism is a great danger I believe and can be very easy to do.  

Peace
Mark

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magnum mysterium

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That's hard for me to imagine since I'm always challenging myself, or being challenged by people around me. The reality of Christ in my life is an automatic challenge, on many levels -- by definition.

I cherish solitude, but being isolated is not part of my nature. My faith plays a big roll, of course, and it stops me from being self-satisfied...and alone. There is always something, just around the bend, to tear down my ego, or to take me back to what is really important in my life as a Christian. The older I get, the more I cling to the love and goodness of Christ and those special people (and cat) who nourish my "awareness" or moment-to-moment reality. I love being loved.

My hell would be not to be around the loving radiance of Christ, or even be oblivious of it. Just sharing.

Peace.

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On Friday, July 07, 2017 at 5:17 AM, sees said:

If you have an enquiring, open mind then such an experience need not necessarily be negative.

are we talking walden alone in the rural? to get in tune for a time?

 

or all of life?

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9 minutes ago, Matterundermind said:

are we talking walden alone in the rural? to get in tune for a time?

 

or all of life?

It's conjecture isn't it?  For instance, I am not sure if we are talking about solitude or isolation (maybe a perceived difference with the same reality?)  and for how long - indefinitely?  Not being challenged would be the least of what matters in such a scenario, i.e. other factors would be more relevant.  I don't think it is healthy to isolate oneself totally for too long a period.  The presence of others has a balancing effect.  Having a spiritual dimension would have enormously in such a situation.

I am a semi recluse by choice and am spiritually focused.  I love to spend a lot of time alone/in solitude and don't even leave my small flat for days on end (even then just briefly). Being an empath, the presence of others can easily drain me (being affected by their energy, e.g. in helping them) and so I set great store in the ability to recharge myself once alone.  I have an enquiring, relatively open mind so I am fairly active online e.g. forums so that's perhaps not a good example of 'never being challenged'.

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