Every day I ponder life and the universe for at least 45 minutes. In the mornings I ponder while I drink my cup of coffee at 10 o'clock. In the evenings I like to ponder while sipping a big mug of tea.
During my pondering I listen to classical music, and let it wash over me. And all the time I just let my thoughts roam freely.
At first I feel a bit antsy. Suddenly I'll remember all kinds of stuff I have to do and I can feel my body getting ready to jump out of my easy chair and go and do them. But I won't let it. Instead I write whatever it is down in my moleskine and continue to sit there.
And then it won't be long before I start to feel calmer. I start to enjoy sitting there. I start to take pleasure in my life.
Pondering versus meditating
I prefer pondering over meditating. Meditating is hard. Especially since meditating makes me feel I should empty my mind, instead of letting my thoughts take a hike.
Time to ponder: the perks
- Pondering helps me get in touch with myself.
- It feels good to think about everything that happened during the day.
- Pondering inspires me. After I sit and ponder for a while, I get all kinds of new ideas!
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