What Absorbs You? Making time, surrounds, people, food and water fade into the

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    threekeysposted 2 years ago

    What Absorbs You?  Making time, surrounds, people, food and water fade into the background.


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    manatita44posted 2 years ago

    Well, ThreeKeys, for most of us, I feel that it is the daily grind of work. I have done this for 47 years and I'm by no means unique. We rise and sleep and sleep and rise ...work in between. The children absorbs us yes, but the money is crucial and so we seek the means of acquiring it.

    I have written a Sonnet, A Tapestry of Colours, which touches on this subject. Again some become absorbed with varying problems: depression, marital disharmony, children. ill health, work clashes, the hard slog of travel, making ends meet...

    Generally, when it gets to the point where we forget food and water, it becomes compulsive and we need help. But yes, in a busy city or cities we can get quite used to skipping meals and water, albeit temporary, which sometimes become a detriment to health.

    P.S. I believe that you have asked for help with your writing before. Re-read some of your questions. A change in slant can sometimes help it to make more sense. The same with your poetry and articles. The potential is there, but occasionally they can be a bit ambiguous.

    Take this question. Perhaps you could have said it like: "What Absorbs You? Making time, surroundings, people? ... the things that push food and water into the background.

    It becomes clearer to me then. Much Love, my Friend. Have a great weekend!

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You have taken these words literally manitita. That wasn't where I was coming from.

      I am not asking for help. The questions are of a personalized nature. I am trying to engage in other areas of life instead of religion per se. Many asked already.

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    threekeysposted 2 years ago

    P.S. Manitia what I was thinking when I posed this question was along the lines of Mihaly  Csikszentmihaliy's "flow" concept. Here I chose the word/inference/meaning "absorb/absorption" however.

    You know manitita if you abohred this personalized style of questioning you did not have to respond. Enjoy the weekend manitita.

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      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No religion here. Only practical answers this time. But it looks like my query at the end is correct, as it would appear I did not understand your question. I feel resentment in your answer to a question I replied to in a loving way.

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    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    Oh I hope this does not offend anyone. My ego. Somewhere in the '70's I decided I was not worthy of God. I had more self esteem problems than I can shake a stick at. I completely stopped praying for myself. Who was the "I" to ask for a darned thing. Well that negativity is what is loss of ego.
    All these crack pots aiming for no ego. "Ego bad", ego something that curses the soul and makes you an individual who is unenlightened.
    Anyone who argues with this has an ego. And if they argue well then their ego is well.
    Just the mere concept of talking -- maybe even just to yourself, is ego. " self importance or a, person's sense of self-esteem."

    Well let me let you onto a truth. When I feel like I am important I think I can make a difference. I get so important that I get blankets and gallons of water to homeless.
    When me, just little old me thinks that picking up garbage at the beach makes me important. Letting someone go ahead of me in line, makes me have self importance. Coaching/teaching little children feeds my ego and I love it.
    I think all those folks who work on "having" the power of overcoming ego must really pat themselves when they have done so --- isn't that laughably ironic.
    I also laugh at living in the "now". Well "now" just went away as I write this. So what absorbs me is living in the tiny short term moments of future. (do not get me wrong, I just checked what I wrote here -- that is so living in the past)
    I am aware that this kind of HS Thompson and J.  Kerouac styles sorry if that bothers some - Maybe even Alan Watts style ;-) No apologies.

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Eric. All interesting!

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    Cissy1946posted 2 years ago

    For me it's when I get totally lost in what I'm doing and that is usually reading a good or exciting book, or solving some kind of problem. Really pathetic example:
    It's 1971. I have no car so I ride the bus to and from work. The bus ride is about 40 minutes so I read during the ride. At this time I was reading The Exorcist. The movie hadn't been made yet so I had no idea of the ending. The priest was just about to go out the window when I felt something on my shoulder. I screamed and jumped out of my seat to the laughter of everyone else on the bus. The bus was sitting at my stop and the bus driver had come back to ask if I was getting off. I got off and the other riders were still laughing. Somehow the book ending wasn't quite the same after that.
    Other books have absorbed me over the years but never again in public...

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are a great storyteller. I find you funny and funny things happen to you cissy.smile

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    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    A very good book can do this for me. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction.

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Books are little Tardis's. They travel you into the past, present and future. Its about the only time "I travel" these days.


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