Finding Your Time

"You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning... a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be."
-- Joseph Campbell

What does that mean for you and me?

It means that you must find your own time, your own place, where the opinions and agendas of others no longer bother you. You must seek out a state of mind where you are not led by headlines which no longer so much as report simple facts nowadays as urge you to devote your time and your life to resolving some random problem in your head, concerning strangers living a thousand miles away.

It means having the strength to question why people are so intent on addicting you to such pointless, even deleterious, thoughts, and to set aside such sources of addiction to concentrate on yourself; on your own immediate concerns, on the worries and woes of your people, and the problems you and they can solve.

It means finding the time to find peace with yourself, to claim back time which previously you spent on pointless activities, such as video games, downloaded movies, leisure shopping and engaging in gossip about celebrities - and talking about all of the above nonsense, which in itself is a form of mindless chatter and gossip.

Now go and find that state of mind in you that serves your life best. Go and find your time and make it your own.

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