You can learn more about this 20 min. a Day Exercise, and why I think the experience can provide interesting opportunities for Writing Prompts, in the Introductory Post, and then follow the link, at the end of each post, to the next chapter.
Question #25: Go to your Sit Spot and stand by something you know very little about. Ask questions about it (aloud or silently) for 7 minutes without stopping.
Quote to Ponder:
I beg you...to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.
Don't search for the answers, which could not be given you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without ever noticing it, live your way into the answer....
I did it today.
Talked to a log, that is. ;-D
I arrived at my Sit Spot at 4pm only to find a young lady, bike parked nearby, sitting on the bench reading a book.
So I decided to ride my bike east, along the bike trail a while, and return in a half hour to see if she was gone.
At 430pm, notepad in hand, I approached the long log laid out in front of a bush at my Sit Spot with a few questions in mind.
This thing, upon close inspection, is not entirely intact, as the right branch is seperated into 2 parts about half way along its length.
Believing that our hanging out together, 20 min. a day, for almost a month had enabled me to gain its trust I approached the log with confidence. ;-D
1. What is your name?
2. How come part of you is broken so that that side does not extend as far as the rest of you?
3. Have you always been here, or were you brought here, and if so from where, and by whom?
4. Were you a tall tree once, and got blown down by a strong wind, or were you felled by loggers?
5. How old are you?
6. Um, Hellooo, are you deaf? Mute? Dead?
7. Am I boring you?
After 7 minutes I threw up my hands, and gave up in frustration.
Obviously answers were not going to be forthcoming.
Apparently this particular log has issues with the Media. ;-D
Anyway, I settled down on the bench to contemplate the thoughts of a dead Bohemian. ;-D
A lot has happened in my life.
I learned to come to terms with what my life had been, and the person I was, the first 40 years of my life.
Accepting that there was no changing the past, just moving forward.
Slowly thru the friendships made, and activities participated in, because of my internet involvement since 1998, I reconnected with the creativity of my youth, and re-discovered my talents for writing, becoming a different, better, person with a more active life.
Unlike this blog, and especially the Cat blog, the 7 year old cycling blog has, almost, no readers to speak of, with most of its traffic being Google Searches, and this had been a fact for years.
More, and more I believe my future lies in something other than daily/weekly bike blogging (I've had no reaction to the infrequent bike blogging of the last 3 1/2 months, as I've devoted a lot of time to nurturing my Cat Blog along, so wonder...Would anyone even notice if I stopped completely?).
Have I spent the last 15 months "Living my way" to some sort of answer?