A WORD TO THE WISE
Let the world pass in its time-ridden race;
never get caught in its snare.
Remember, the only acceptable case
for being in any particular place
is having no business there.
– Piet Hein (Grooks)
This seems as much about not being ridden by time as not being bound by convention. It’s about acting as your own authority and being present to what’s in front of you.
I’ve found many times that when I feel out of my usual place, it can feel both uncomfortable and refreshing at the same time. Comfort can lull me into a fake sense of security which ends up being uncomfortable because I find myself trying to stick to past comfort instead of being connected to what’s real at that moment.
So, hat’s off to discomfort!