What's The Point Of Thinking Or Pondering Anything Anymore?

I was talking with someone the other day and mentioned that they like to take some time each day to Think and Ponder about things in life and in general.

So that got me to thinking two things and that is what I want to talk with you about today.

First, do you like to think and ponder things?

It doesn't matter if it's about life, work, or really anything, in particular, I'm just curious if you even like to think or ponder for yourself?

I think a lot of people say they like to think and ponder but let's be serious for a minute...  Most people don't want to think or ponder anything they would just rather judge and move on to the next thing.

Right now you're saying to yourself...

"NO, WAY Mister I would never do that, and if you think I would do that you don't really know me at all."

My response to that is LOL!!

Most people today don't want to think about or ponder things. They don't even want to take the time to do either one because you know what "They are soooo busy, they couldn't possibly fit another thing into there hectic day."

You think I'm joking, don't you?

Am I?

How many people do you think are just plain afraid to think or ponder something?

How many people do you think are just afraid to be with themselves in silence?

How many people do you know who are just running from one thing to the next every day of their lives, but at the end of the day, week, or month they don't really have anything to show for all of their busyness?

I bet you know a lot of people like that if you're being honest with yourself. 

Heck, you might even be one of them if you can be serious and honest with yourself.

Don't worry, I'm not going to ask you to raise your hand or anything or identify yourself as one of these people so everyone knows who you are.

But just stop and think for a minute and see if what I said above does apply to you.

Oh wait, I just said the "T" word didn't I.

I said stop and "Think", and we both know you don't want to really do that.

Instead, it was so much easier to come back at me with the judgy statement like...

"NO, WAY Mister I would never do that, and if you think I would do that you don't really know me at all."

But hey who's really paying attention anyway, right?

I hope I just made my first point with you guys. If I did leave me a comment below and say "Point Taken" and let's move on.

If you do take time to Think and Ponder each day where or how do you do it? (Of course that assuming you actually make time to stop and Think and Ponder in a day...)

Yes, this is a conscious effort you're going to have to make to actually do this, my friends.

This isn't just something that is going to happen on its own.

You are going to have to be intentional with this if you want this to have any value for you.

I personally do some of my best thinking in the shower. I'm not sure why if its the water hitting my body, the sound of the water blocking out all the other sounds, or if it just a place where I feel I can let my mind wander, think, and ponder things. But that for me is where I tend to do the most thinking and pondering.

Consequently, I have been known to take some long showers in my life. It's not uncommon for me to take 30 to 45-minute showers as I'm thinking about or pondering things.

(And yes... to my parents and anyone else who knows me in real life that is exactly what I'm doing in the shower for those long periods of time. Trust me if I was doing other things I would have to be in there even longer.)

Just to get you started down the path of answering the second question I've talked to numerous people about this over the years and here are some of the places they have told me that they have found they can think and ponder things.

  • In a dark room.
  • In their car to and from work.
  • In a library.
  • Sitting in the corner of a coffee shop.
  • Laying on a couch when no one else is home.
  • Going for a walk in nature by themselves.
  • Fishing.
  • Sun tanning on the beach.
  • Hanging out by their pool.
  • Sitting by a campfire.
  • Camping.
  • Riding their motorcycle.
  • Running.
  • In a work meeting when they are supposed to be paying attention to their boss, but they just keep going on and on about who knows what.
  • Etc...

The point is that if you really want to make thinking and pondering part of your life my friends you can do it you're just going to have to be intentional about doing it. 

Last but not least I'll leave you with this thought...

On second thought forget it, I don't want you to take the easy way out and just judge me right now so I'll just let you go.   :)

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